Student Protests for a Fourth Straight Day
Universities in Tehran were scenes of protests today at noon.
Students at the University of Tehran department of medicine gathered in protest in front of the university mosque and chanted anti-regime slogans, including “Death to oppressor, whether it be the Shah or the Leader,” “1,500 is the death count for November,” “We will die, we will die, and reclaim Iran,” and “political prisoners must be freed.”
The National University (Beheshti) students protested against an orchestrated gathering of Bassij paramilitary agents, who were brought to the scene as “students.” The Bassij agents were forced to flee the scene quickly.
Students at the Pardis arts department also staged protests.
I salute the protesting students, and call on all the people, especially the youth, to support them.
I urge the United Nations Secretary General, the UN Security Council, the European Union and its member states, and all international organs defending human rights to condemn the vicious suppression of protests by the people and students in Iran, to take immediate steps to free the detainees, and to send an international delegation to visit prisons and prisoners arrested during the uprising.
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