Iran General NewsProtest erupts in Tehran’s Polytechnic University

Protest erupts in Tehran’s Polytechnic University

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 06 – Students in Tehran’s Polytechnic University staged a protest on campus on Sunday, eye-witnesses told Iran Focus in a telephone interview. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, May 06 – Students in Tehran’s Polytechnic University staged a protest on campus on Sunday, eye-witnesses told Iran Focus in a telephone interview.

The protest erupted outside the main entrance of the university.

“Jailed students must be freed”, the students chanted. “Ansar, get lost”, they added, referring to Ansar-e Hezbollah, a paramilitary force that acts as the clerical regime’s storm troopers to put down anti-government demonstrations and instil terror in members of the public. Iranian officials have conceded in the past that the Ansar-e Hezbollah has been organised and led by close confidants of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, such as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati.

The student protest took place as hard-line vigilantes loyal to the Supreme Leader arrived on campus and began a counter demonstration. “Un-Islamic students must be executed”, the vigilantes yelled.

Meanwhile, the student protestors called for the expulsion of the university’s chancellor and an end to the government-sponsored crackdown on student rights activists.

Polytechnic University – also known as Amir Kabir University – has been a hotbed of anti-government demonstrations in recent months.

Latest news

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Iran’s Regime Is Hiding Human Rights Violations In Its Prisons

With more than four months into Iran’s latest round of nationwide uprisings, the brutality of the Iranian regime’s security...

How Internet Censorship Is Damaging Iran’s Economy

While in the last four months, internet access in Iran has been cut off or severely limited, the regime’s...

Must read

Powell Asks Japan to Withdraw Business from Iran

Radio Farda: In a press conference in Tokyo, US...

Iran’s Rafsanjani vows resistance to EU, US nuclear pressure

AFP: Iran's powerful former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, vowed...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you