IRANIAN STUDENTS WILL NOT BE SILENCED
Daily Telegraph: Iranian students will not stop questioning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime Iran's University Student Day has taken on new symbolism: it marks the cruelty of the Islamic Republic, writes Leyla Ferani.
IRAN'S battered but defiant opposition has proved that it is alive and kicking six months after president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's"stolen" election.
The regime had warned of"merciless" retribution if protesters used an official anti-American anniversary yesterday to protest against the government. Many did, braving tear gas, water cannon, beatings, arrest, prosecution – and worse.
New York Times: Violent Protests in Iran Carry Into Second Day
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran’s broadest and most violent protest in months spilled over into a second day on Tuesday, as bloody clashes broke out on university campuses between students chanting antigovernment slogans and the police and Basij militia members.
As the scale of Monday’s demonstrations became clearer, Tehran’s police chief announced that 204 people had been arrested in the capital, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported. The clashes took place on campuses in cities across the country, as students and opposition members took advantage of National Student Day to vent their rage despite a lengthy and wide-ranging government effort to forestall them.
The least we can do is shine a light on their truly courageous stance.
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