Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Protests in Tehran

There are confirmed reports from inside of Iran about students protesting in and around the University of Tehran, mainly at Kuy-e-Daneshgah where famous protests against the regime were held in July of 1999 and June & July of 2003.

This can be a very important moment. I really think these guys need massive support right now to be able to achieve some thing, at least if we expect the change to come from inside of Iran.

A blogger says there are about 2000 students clashing with the security officers in western parts of Tehran where their campus is located. Many were detained, 40 police officers injured and 200 students wounded. He says, it started by a group of 20-30 students and then more people joined the crowd.

Another blogger reports on the ground in Persian language

These kids can't do much if they are not supported.

IRNA (regime's news agency) runs a report on this event

Images of Tehran protests via ISNA (Bottom of the page)

Here is another blog covering this.

You may have seen western media reports about this. They don't give half the story and some of it false. In fact they make it seem like it is not a huge event and ignore the importance of it.

If this continues and the Students don't lose heart could be the break we have been waiting for. I don't want to say it, but the best thing for Iran would be that the Police and Government Thugs start killing the students. Perhaps then, the rest of Iran would wake up and gather the courage to revolt against the Mullahs.

Papa Ray