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'Ahmadinejad, The Liar, Is Our Guest Today'

Iranian activists have posted several videos on YouTube that are reportedly from a May 10 student protest at Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University against visiting Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian state television has reportedly claimed that the students were not aware of Ahmadinejad's speech at the university and that their protest had nothing to do with the visit.

The YouTube videos, however, suggest that the students were angry about Ahmadinejad's presence:

In this video, students chant, "Students die, but they don't accept humiliation and abjectness."

Here, students chant, "Today is a day of mourning. Ahmadinejad, the liar, is our guest today."

This video apparently shows security forces in front of the university.

The protest comes a day after five people, including a teacher, were executed at the Evin prison.
 
The executions have stirred outrage among rights activists and intellectuals.

On May 1, a group of students at Tehran University also protested against the Iranian president, who was attending a ceremony there.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari
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by: Bakili from: Bakidan
May 10, 2010 20:03
I really dont get why you Americans talk about everybodies problems like you do not have you own...Like what a hell r u doing STILL in Iraq and Afganistan?
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by: steve from: usa
May 11, 2010 16:30
trying to get out of iraq, and trying to kill the rest of the taliban. then we'll have the resources to change the theocracy of tyrants in tehran--hopefully from the air. bombin the QUDS, Republican Guards and ayatollahs to hell.
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by: Zvonimir
May 12, 2010 15:39
Americans? What Americans? Iraq, Afghanistan? What do these things have to do with the article in question?

by: Doesn't Matter
May 17, 2010 07:09
^ ha seriously..
Bakili take a look at what you read then comment accordingly, or then you just look like an idiot.

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