Source: Radio Zamaneh
A student gathering staged today at Tehran's Open University in protest to the numerous expulsions and other disciplinary sentences issued by universities in the past months was attacked by Basij and security forces.
File Photo: Basij militia attacking University of Tehran - June 2009
Iran's student websites report that protesters
were chanting "Ya Hossein! Mir Hossein!" in support of opposition leader Mir
Hossein Mousavi, "Death to the dictator!" "Honourable student! Support!
Support!" and "Imprisoned students must be released!"
Daneshjoo News reports that security and Basij forces tried to arrest some students which led to some altercations. As a result, the afternoon classes were reportedly cancelled.
Four students were reportedly injured but Basij forces have impeded their transfer to hospitals.
Cell phone access in the area has been cut off and students are not able to make contact with people outside the campus.
A significant number of security forces are also seen outside surrounding the university.
A poster by the green opposition movement depicting the evolution of the Basij
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