MEK Iran: Students Protest in Tehran and 15 other Cities
Students protest for the second day running
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, students protest for the second day running in more than 15 cities to protest against taking in-person exams instead of online, given the Coronavirus pandemic.
Threatening text messages to students
The mullahs regime’s repressive measures, such as sending threatening text messages to students and contacting their parents in various cities, failed to prevent the rallies.
Protests across the country
Students in addition to Tehran, protected in Yazd, Qazvin, Karaj, Shahrekord, Shiraz, Zanjan, Semnan, Isfahan, Khorramabad, Borujerd, Ahvaz, Birjand, Tabriz, and Fooladshahr protested in front of the Ministry of Education offices. They chanted: “Given the Coronavirus, in-person exam, is not possible,” “We do not want the in-person exam,” “Have no fear, we are all together, in-person exams must be canceled.”
Suppressive forces attacked the students
The regime’s suppressive forces attacked the students with batons and pepper spray and confiscated their cell phones. In Yazd and Shahrekord, several students were arrested.