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Students Protest Against Violence

Iranian students clash with Basij militia at Azad University of Mashhad
Iranian students clash with Basij militia at Azad University of Mashhad

Students Protest Against Violence

A protest by students at Tehran's Science and Technology University against the deadly violence of the Ashura demonstrations on December 27 was broken up by security forces, according to the Green Way Movement website. Plainclothes agents armed with batons and cables also attacked civilians supporting the students from outside the university. At least ten students were injured, some of whom were taken to the hospital.

A Radio Farda website visitor wrote, "I'm a member of the Revolutionary Guards. This morning, we were ordered to wear plain clothes and then were taken to the university... I don't believe in this regime... but if we disobey orders, we'll be tried and jailed."

Another visitor wrote, "We'll give these savages the final blow by staging another huge demonstration." [read in Farsi]

Lieberman: U.S. Supports Iranians' Green Movement

In an interview with Radio Farda, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) expressed U.S. support for the Iranian people. He stated that a Senate resolution regarding recent events in Iran, which was passed unanimously on December 22, was, "our way of trying to say to the people of Iran, to the people of the Green Movement: we are with you, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you in your quest for freedom because this is fundamental to what it takes to be an American." [read in Farsi / read in English]