TEHRAN UNIVERSITY ERUPTS! Hundreds of Protesters Smash Through Gates – Chant Against Regime! (Photos)

Tehran University Erupts!!

“Live Free Or Die!”
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Iranian human rights activist Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi passed on that the students said there were attacks on the Basij guards who attack them.
The AP questions that clashes took place however they were chanting against Ahmadinejad.

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“Ahmadi-Pinochet, Iran will not become Chile!” the students shouted!
The AFP reported:

Hundreds of Iranian students held a new protest at Tehran University on Sunday, damaging the main gate to allow outsiders into the campus and denouncing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s news agencies reported.

The protesters chanted slogans against the president and carried banners calling for the release of three fellow students who have been held since May in a high-profile case, the Fars news agency and state-run IRNA reported.

“The students marched on the gate and damaged it, and this allowed several non-students to enter the campus. The students chanted slogans and carried protesting placards,” IRNA reported.

“Ahmadi-Pinochet, Iran will not become Chile!” chanted the protesters, playing on the names of the Iranian president and late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Fars reported.


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It looks like there may be more than a couple of hundred students at the rally.

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Ardeshir Dolat has more on the protest from his contacts in Iran.
Via Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi

UPDATE: Here are more photos that the students have sent out from the protests earlier today. Their signs were translated by Banafsheh:

“The University is the last bastion of freedom”


“We condemn the widespread oppression of independent student groups and publications” -Students of the Free (Azad) University


“Girls dormitory is not women’s prison”


“People, think! We were once some of the luckiest people in the world; what happened to us? Search for your dreams under the rubble and do not sit for death to come.”

UPDATE 2: Michael Ledeen has video from the protest at The Corner– Obviously, there were more than “a couple of hundred” protesters at the university.

UPDATE 2: Winston has a big roundup from the Iranian news.
And, Fleeting Perusal has more on the protest against the regime.

UPDATE 3: The Daily Mail is reporting that the students were stoning the police during the protest.
That’s a twist.

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