Sunday, December 09, 2007

Iranian Students Protest Iranian Government

Iran students break campus gate in protest: reports Verrry interesting. For those of you, like me, who are older than dirt, you may remember that the Sha's government first had problems with students. (Those I always wondered if those shock troops that took over our embassy were really students.)

Any it seems that the current Iranian government is also have problems with students.
Iranian students staged a new demonstration at Tehran University on Sunday, damaging the main gate to allow outsiders into the campus and denouncing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 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.
Queer Conservative has an interesting photo (which I can't find the source for) that shows "Live Free or Die" as the motto of these students.

It takes a special amount of courage to protest the government in a place like Iran - a place where you can disappear for protesting.

I hope the "Office to Foster Unity" succeeds in their reform plans.

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