The Assault On The Students

A reader confirms reports cited here earlier:

The news on attack on Tehran University's students seems accurate. Here's a Farsi link. The students were reportedly protesting on the streets near their dorm, when some and special forces plain-clothes militia attacked them, injuring and arresting some.

The students started their protest at 9:15 shouting slogans such as "we don't want a coup leader" and "down with the dictator" and "Seyyed-Ali (Khamenei's first name) Pinochet, Iran is not Chile".
When the students got attacked by the mob and the guard, they defended themselves by throwing rocks at them. The students are staying in TV rooms in the dorms due to fear of getting arrested in hospitals. More than 11 male students are injured some in bad condition. The militia and guard then attacked women's dorms injuring 11 female students. The internet in the dorms has been out since afternoon.

I have to sleep now. Please pray for these kids and their dreams. Back first thing.

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