Students all across Iran raise their voices in support of sharif university students
On Monday, October 3, dozens of universities in Tehran and other cities across Iran held demonstrations in support of the Sharif University of Technology and the nationwide uprising, chanting “Death to the dictator!” They marked the 18th day of the uprising and the heroic confrontation of its students with the regime’s suppressive forces.
Some of the universities where protests took place include Tehran University, Science and Technology University, Meli University, Tarbiat Modares Tehran, Khajeh Nasir Tehran, Amir Kabir, Tehran Azad University, Ferdowsi Mashhad, Mashhad Azad University, Mashhad Sajjad Industrial University, Urmia University, Qom University, Ardabil University, Pars Abad Ardabil University, Semnan University, Isfahan University, Isfahan Industrial University, Najaf Abad University Isfahan, Kurdistan University, Razi Kermanshah, Kermanshah Veterinary Medicine, Natural Resources University, Birjand University, Khorasgan Azad University, and Sanandaj University of Medical Sciences.
“Haider, Haider, is your slogan; committing the crime is your honor,” chanted students at Tehran University. “Hossein, Hossein is your slogan; killing the people is your assignment,” the Meli University students were chanting. Tehran’s Tarbiat Modares students have been demonstrating since this morning, demanding the release of the detained students. “Freedom is our right, Sharif is our code name,” and “Iran has become a war front; are you an enemy or a compatriot?” were other slogans they chanted. Students at Khajeh Nasir Toosi University expressed their outrage and disgust over the State Security Forces (SSF) and Special Anti-Riot Units’ attack on defenseless students last night by chanting “Death to the mullahs!” and “Shame on our disgraced police!”
Students at Isfahan University of Science chanted, “Hossein, Hossein, where are you; Yazid has joined the IRGC!” In Mashhad, Ferdowsi University students emphasized their determination to continue the uprising until the mullahs’ dictatorship is overthrown, saying, “This is no longer a protest; it is the beginning of a revolution!” They also expressed solidarity with Sharif University students, chanting, “Sharif is soaked in blood!” Students at Shiraz University chanted, “You killed the Sharifs, and now you’re telling us to shut up!” In Tabriz, students clashed with police, who opened fire on them.
On the seventeenth night of the uprising, a number of Tehran districts saw night-time protests and clashes with the oppressive forces. Numerous cities, including Isfahan, Karaj, Arak, Sanandaj, Mashhad, and some in the Sistan and Baluchistan Province, witnessed protests and clashes between insurgent youths and the oppressive forces at the same time.
High school students protested against the regime in support of Iran’s nationwide uprising in addition to universities in many cities. High school students in Shiraz, for instance, chanted, “Death to the dictator!” and “Mullahs must get lost!” “Death to the dictator!” was chanted by female high school students in Mehrshahr of Alborz Province, west of Tehran.