On Sunday night, October 2, 2022, Iranian security forces brutally suppressed peaceful protests by hundreds of students at the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, beating, shooting with pellets, tear gassing, and arresting large numbers of students, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.
The crackdown came after 15 days of nationwide protests in Iran following the death in state custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for not wearing her headscarf correctly. Iran Human Rights puts the death toll at 133, with hundreds more arrested.
Iranian forces ready to confront protesters.
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) October 3, 2022
Students were arrested and dragged to vans outside the University.
Several Sharif University students were arrested by plainclothes forces and transferred to these vans on Sunday night, according to this viral video.pic.twitter.com/Rg2bFOyz9e
— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) October 3, 2022
Students were also loaded into ambulances, which the terror regime uses as camouflage for their death squads.
— Ali Hamedani (@BBCHamedani) October 2, 2022
Officers on motorcycles fired randomly into the crowd.
Oct 3rd, 2022
— Baharak (@Baharak_Irani) October 3, 2022
As witnesses filmed armed riot police at the university, one officer turned and fired a paintball gun directly at the witness.
The Islamic Republic is firing on students at #Iran's #Sharif_University. Yet, reports indicate the US may send this criminal regime billions yet again.@POTUS, you have yet to help our people. At least don't fund the bullets piercing the hearts of our youth!#MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/XZy86xG2mc
— Reza Pahlavi (@PahlaviReza) October 2, 2022
Students attempted to escape the crackdown through the parking garage.
The news and videos are just coming out. I will post a few here.
We see students being trapped in a parking lot at the university, escaping from those who appear to be paramilitary.pic.twitter.com/iNrZEcwyGO
— Amir-massoud Farahmand (@SoloGen) October 2, 2022
Citizens of Tehran rushed to the university to try and free the protestors.
This is incredible, happening now, residents of Tehran are heading towards Sharif University to rescue the students from the Revolutionary Guards, Basij and Iranian Special Forces.
— Zineb Riboua (@zriboua) October 2, 2022
A group of Tehran citizens have gathered outside the Sharif University of Technology, calling for the release of students surrounded by security forces inside the campus.#IranProtests#IranProtests2022 pic.twitter.com/N0Ms2ED7LD
— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) October 2, 2022
A video seemed to show security forces kicking and beating a man and then executing him with a gunshot to the head (Warning: Graphic violence).
— Sardar Pashaei (@sardar_pashaei) October 2, 2022
30-40 students waere arrested, according to Iran International. In recent days, there have been protests in more than 100 universities, along with classroom boycotts by students, and some professors.
Meanwhile, the Biden admin still wants to release billions of $ to the Islamic Regime over a nuclear deal. “The Biden administration’s latest assessment is that Iran is not on the verge of a regime collapse and will be able to defeat the protesters who have been in the streets for more than two weeks,” writes the NY Sun.
“As long as Joe Biden continues his effort to renew the failed Iran nuclear deal and give the regime billions of dollars in sanctions relief, he’s supporting the regime’s crackdown on the Iranian people,” wrote Rep. Jim Banks on Twitter.
The Biden stooges thus follow the line of the #IranLobby, which seeks appeasement of the terror regime in line with pro-regime agents like the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the Quincy Institute, the European Council on Foreign Relations, Chatham House and State Department Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley’s International Crisis Group.
Many #Iranian-Americans have been calling me saying U.S. policy won’t change for the better as long as @USEnvoyIran remains in his job. #Iranian-Americans are right to want a new official on #Iran. Their family & friends are getting shot on the streets of #Iran. #MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/Z206eaG1i7
— Alireza Nader علیرضا نادر (@AlirezaNader) October 4, 2022
Members of the crumbling regime were said to be sending their families overseas to Canada and Europe.
Infuriating 😡 The former head of the Basij at Sharif University, Mehdi Ansari, lives in Minnesota! The Basij have been beating & murdering students at Sharif for the past two days & their ex commander lives in the US. Why are there so many regime loyalists living in America ?! https://t.co/FumFYbcVNj
— Alireza Nader علیرضا نادر (@AlirezaNader) October 3, 2022
Mainstream media continue to coddle the terrorists, accuse the protestors of starting the violence, or claim they merely want “reform”.
— Nazanin Nour (@NazaninNour) October 3, 2022
As civilian casualties continue to mount, even young girls and children are being killed by the Biden regime’s partners.
Islamic Republic of Iran killed her in the protest over the murder of #MahsaAmini.#NikaShakarami 17, vanished during the protest.
After a week, security forces delivered her dead body with her nose fully smashed & her skull broken from multiple blows.#مهسا_امینی
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) October 4, 2022
The Islamic Republic’s security forces shot him dead because this child revealed the identity of the IRGC sniper who was killing the revolutionaries in Zahedan.
Yes, this is the Islamic Republic, your diplomatic partner, congratulations to the democracies#MahsaAmini#مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/NT3twLqKCR
— 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐕𝐨𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐝𝐢 (@Sheina__) October 4, 2022
The women march in Iran.
A huge number of unveiled schoolgirls in Karaj, west of Tehran, held a protest rally on Tuesday, chanting “Death to Dictator”, “Woman, Life, Liberty” and “I Will Kill He Who Killed My Sister”. #MahsaAmini #IranProtests #IranProtests2022 pic.twitter.com/Ip5ufRY3cT
— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) October 4, 2022