Report by Radio Zamaneh
Iran's former minister of culture, Safar
Harandi's speech at Tehran University became the target of student protests
today. Mr. Safar Harandi who was a guest speaker in an event organized by the
Basij students at the Technical faculty of the University under the title of
"The Great Misunderstanding," was received with protests before and during his
Mr. Safar Harandi claimed Mir Hosein Mousavi, the disputing candidate of the elections and leader of the opposition, was deceived by the reformist parties Islamic Participation Front and Islamic Revolution Mujahedin.
He also claimed that in the street protests of the last few months only forty people have been killed of which ten belonged to the Basij militia, twenty were ordinary people "caught in the adventures of rioters" and the other ten "we do not know who has killed them."
An eyewitness has informed Zamaneh that these claims raised the students' protests. Zamaneh was also told that the number of student protesters was about 1500 who were chanting : "Government risen from a coup; Resign! Resign!" and "Death to the dictator!"
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