Monday, October 8, 2007

Students Protesting

Iran students protest against Ahmadinejad

Iranian students call president "dictator"



Students asking for a National Referendum to determine the ruling system and also asking the regime to release their classmates from jails

3 comments:

twoshorties said...

Our Salutation to those who stand for Freedom in Iran.

درود بر دانشجویان دلیر ایرانی.

زنده باد ایران و ایرانی

chester said...

Looks like more than 100.

Those who have been arrested in the past, are replaced by others.
I wish I didn't feel so helpless.

saggezard said...

Regarding the protests. I was also wondering if there is a bias towards the Iranian student movement in the western news media? For instance an AP dispatch in USA Today goes like this:

" TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An estimated 100 students staged a rare demonstration Monday against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling him a "dictator,"...."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-10-08-iran-students_N.htm?csp=34

or the same release on Yahoo News:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071008/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_protest_1

A photo from an Iranian blog obviously shows many hundreds more than the one hundred reported by Associated Press:

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2007/10/ahmadi-nejad-at-tehran-university.html

BBC though puts the number this way: "There were scuffles as hundreds of supporters and opponents of the president gathered outside the venue...."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7033634.stm