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democratic Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 07:54 PM
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Iran students protest Ahmadinejads government
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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Stone-throwing Iranian students fought police and Islamic vigilantes on Wednesday in protest against restrictions imposed by the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, witnesses said.

Students who covered their faces with scarves lit fires outside dormitories through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, photographs showed. By dawn the streets were littered with hundreds of stones they had thrown. Police spokesman Mohammad Tourang told the ISNA students news agency five policemen had been injured in the clashes and that the police made an unspecified number of arrests.

Other student witnesses said the crowd had chanted "Down with despotism" and hurled stones at police cars outside the dormitories, breaking their windows.
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  -Iran students protest Ahmadinejads government democratic  May-24-06 07:54 PM   #0 
  - It looks like they have a death wish  ECH1969   May-24-06 08:00 PM   #1 
  - This is their fight  magellan   May-25-06 01:16 AM   #12 
  - Well, I believe that is us over there stirring up shit...  movonne   May-24-06 08:05 PM   #2 
  - .  democratic   May-24-06 08:11 PM   #3 
  - I wondered when they started  ECH1969   May-24-06 10:02 PM   #7 
  - From the article:  mortlefaucheur   May-25-06 01:37 AM   #14 
  - I also believe  ronnie624   May-25-06 10:53 AM   #18 
  - I love how supposed lefties stick up for facism in other countries  LetsGoMurphys   May-24-06 08:18 PM   #4 
  - "lefties"? I've only heard that term used by right-wing cranks.  bananas   May-24-06 08:48 PM   #6 
  - Why--because Iranians all must love theocracy? eom  geek tragedy   May-24-06 08:45 PM   #5 
     - Maybe because it has been reported  ronnie624   May-25-06 10:04 AM   #17 
  - Kick. n/t  slipslidingaway   May-24-06 11:46 PM   #8 
  - Iran: 15 Students Reported Missing After Clashes With Police  ECH1969   May-25-06 01:06 AM   #9 
  - Students get restless in the Springtime  ShockediSay   May-25-06 01:06 AM   #10 
  - ......  Leber tsohG   May-25-06 01:16 AM   #11 
  - Couldn't agree more  lumpy   May-25-06 01:28 AM   #13 
  - 2000 protesters? From a country with a 70 million population?  enigma000   May-25-06 09:37 AM   #16 
  - I don't support war with Iran  TomClash   May-25-06 05:42 AM   #15 
  - As it always is.  denverbill   May-25-06 02:23 PM   #19 

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