Skip to comments.Student Protests in Iran (Photos)
Posted on 12/06/2006 1:13:34 PM PST by nuconvertEdited on 12/06/2006 1:22:06 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
Today is "Students Day" in Iran, and thousands demonstrated this morning in universities across the country. Below are pictures taken at Tehran University where the crowd was estimated at several thousand.
Some of the signs read, "Death to Dictatorship", "Death to Islamic Republic", "Students For Workers", "We have nothing to lose to defend freedom", "Free political prisoners now", "Boycott the sham elections".
Police and many more vigilantes (basij) were on hand to control the crowds.
This is what happens when citizens don't have guns.
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
I got flamed last time I posted stories like this.
Interesting to see how this thread does......
Who do you think they would point them at if they had guns?
This gives me hope.
Lots of red there...these guys look like Marxists. Hate to say it, but I'd rather have these guys in charge than the current despots.
Good, keep up the pressure and show the world what your leaders are up to.
why can't I get the english version of this on that site..
"Good, keep up the pressure and show the world what your leaders are up to."
Hard to "show the world" when the MSM ignores the story
FOX had it on this afternoon along with an Iranian woman who complained that these stories are never told.
I think I have found the answer to my query about why all those troops look so old http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1749393/posts
"Death to Dictatorship", "Death to Islamic Republic", "Students For Workers", "We have nothing to lose to defend freedom", "Free political prisoners now", "Boycott the sham elections".
Hmmmmm.... the mullahs?
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
Building False Hope of regime change. Each delay buys Iran time to finish an atomic bomb. Each delay, they hope, delays the destruction of their centrifuge cascades.
Looks like there is more pro-American sentiment there than in the US State Department...
From the slogans, that's what it sounds like.
It's a win-win for the Rooskies and ChiComs either way.
Agreed. A peaceful, non-islamic-dictatorship country looks more probable than I had thought. Still a long way to kicking the wackos out thought.
It is proof that they are free, at least to a certain degree - or they woudn't be marching.
"Building False Hope of regime change. Each delay buys Iran time to finish an atomic bomb."
If they were leftists in America or terrorist sympathizers in SWA, that crowd would be estimated to be at least a million.
Whatever, I hate to say it, but I trust them more not to be stupid enough to make or certainly not to use nukes.
Thanks. FOX ocassionally picks up these stories.
I tried to Google(News) Iran and Iran Protest a few mins ago. Nothing there
Not all of the articles are posted in English
These people are one of the few reasons for not nuking Iran.
Of course they're Marxists, they're college students. Eventually they'll get a job and become part of the Establishment and the youthful revolutionary spirit will dissipate.
The mullahs. The morality police. The Revolutionary Guard. Those in power. The police, perhaps. There are plenty of targets of opportunity.
"Guns, lots of guns."
In as much as (1)the Mullahs don't give a damn what the majority of the people in Iran want and (2)the Mullahs have rigged the "election" system so that no one they don't want can even consider being a candidate for anything, (3) the protests, as far the Mullahs are concerned is simply "bread and circus" ("let the little darlings blow off steam, so they won't blow off our heads").
You can call that "freedom", but at least the protestors, unlike you, know it is as false as the sham elections.
It astounds me that our media won't cover these. These demonstrations happen all the time, and there is never a word in the MSM. Especially considering these young people are trying to overthrow a government that wants to see the U.S. and Israel destroyed.
Our media is more concerned with what Britney Spears said or wears, or that some comedian used a racist term.
How ironic, while they protest for freedom our college students protest for socialism.
Every time I don't see this on the news, I want to kick a reporter.
There are some advantages to dealing with commies, namely:
1) They like girls.
2) They want to live.
This gives me the willies. Nothing comes out of there that I don't look at with a jaundiced eye. In my mind Pakistan showed it's most moderate face as it built the nuclear bomb arsenal. These guys think they are so slick and they can pull wool on us. Wouldn't doubt if this isn't staged to make people think the sheep will rise up. They won't. The tyranny is too entrenched and is too amenable to the way they like things anyway.
If you get close, kick one for me too
I bet there were a lot of "free" Japanese marching to the bushido drum. The people that run the country all have very short hair and nappy beards. These are known as the macho men of Iran and they want action, big time action. They want us to go up in flames, preferably at each others throats after they set up the chain of events.
You got it. XD
I wouldn't say that. It said they had police and vigilantes present. The Chinese students protested once too. Didn't work out so well.
"It astounds me that our media won't cover these"
You have no idea how frustrating it is to those insde and outside Iran who are trying to support regime change.
If the MSM spent 1 minute reporting these protests each time they ocurred, the size of the protests would grow and grow and it would put trmemendous pressure on the regime and on other countries to support regime change too.
"In my mind Pakistan showed it's most moderate face as it built the nuclear bomb arsenal."
???Yeah, that Ahmadinejad is a real moderate. I wish he'd cut out all the moderate talk. He's sure pulling the wool over MY eyes!
Stage democratic activities, lull the neutered 60% of the west into thinking we can work this out. In Pakistan they "elected" a woman to be President, lol. Could you see that today now that they are armed? LO-freaking-L.
I don't know. Before Carter danced on their heads, Iran used to be pro-American and modern. Women wore modern clothes. Those people are still alive and remember what freedom felt like. Those people know that Imanutjob IS (a nut job). Those people have raise their children to "never forget".
Shame on America for not doing the same. Our Gen W's think history started when they were born.
It's one thing to try to make the world think that your gov't is moderate. It's quite another thing to publicize a radical, violent gov't and moderate population.
I am going now to send this link to Fox, CNN, ABC,CBS, MSNBC.
Don't know if it'll do any good, but if all freepers do it it should get their attention.
I cannot understand why they ignore this. Heck, a few naked PETA girls, or Cindy Sheehan, can draw a crowd of five people and make major headlines, or the lead story on the news.
[...send this link to Fox, CNN, ABC,CBS, MSNBC...]
Gor for it girl!
this is the same route that ajhmadinebad passed through graduating at the US consulate!
The Iranians have done a bang up job of making Britain and the USA look guilty for having bleed nearly to death in order to win WW1 and WW2. Our President is the reason we have a generation of kids who think history started with them. Our leadership is too embarassed of our success.
>>You can call that "freedom", but at least the protestors, unlike you, know it is as false as the sham elections.<<
You mean like the sham election we had for the governor of my state (washington).
And let's talk about freedom. I wonder if the Iranian government regulates what kind of toilets they can buy, or forces them to wear helmets or seatbelts. Or doesn't allow them to smoke in public places, etc.
Don't get me wrong. I'm only playing devils advocate. I'm just trying to point out that we are not as free as some think, and their freedoms are not as limited as some think. The fact that they are even allowed to march is clear evidence of that.
I'd much rather have my toilet regualted than my LIFE regulated- http://sacredscoop.com
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