Defiance and Resistance at Tehran University

Thousands of Tehran University students swelled the streets around the university’s main entrance and and Alameh Amini Auditorium where the Science Minister, Kamran Daneshjoo was supposed to be taking part in the opening ceremonies. Students ripped up posters and demanded the expulsion of the minister from campus forcing the security forces to fire tear gas and close the campus gates. In the surrounding streets, the repressive forces attacked the demonstrations and clashes broke out. The students chanted slogans such as ‘Down with the dictator’, ‘Coup d’etat government – Resign! Resign!’ and ‘Down with the Elite – Iran has turned into a military base!’.

Below are some videos from today’s protest:

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