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VIDEO: Iranian Students’ Protest During Conservative Politician's Speech
Written by Farid On 24 April 2014 @ 13:56 pm | 2 Comments
In Governance, Human Rights, Iran, Middle East & North Africa, Politics, Protest, Video, Weblog
A group of students at Iran's Amirkabir University  in Tehran chanted pro-opposition slogans, held placards and waved the Iranian flag during a speech by failed conservative presidential candidate and former top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili  on 14 April 2014.
The shouted slogans supported Mir Hussein Mousavi  and Mehdi Karroubi , leaders of the Green Movement  protests that rocked the country following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ‘s reelection in 2009 by a landslide. Protesters considered the elections results fraudulent, and millions rallied for Ahmadinejad's removal.
But authorities began a widespread crackdown  on the movement in early 2010, and Mousavi and Karroubi, both former presidential candidates, as well as Mousavi's wife Zahra Rahnavard were placed  under house arrest on 14 February 2011.
Students at Amirkabir University chanted, “Our vote is for imam's prime minister,” a reference to Mousavi, who was prime minister from 1980 to 1988 when Ruhollah Khomeini was in power as the country's supreme leader.
Meanwhile, conservative Basiji students sitting in the front rows, who support Jalili, chanted “down with the US.” They can be seen toward the end of the following YouTube video, which begins with pro-opposition students:
The main topic of Jalili's main topic was the country's nuclear achievements .
Alireza Taba tweeted  that some of the protesting students faced university discipline afterward:
— Alireza Taba (@alirezat) April 17, 2014 
At least nine students who protested during Jalili's speech were called to disciplinary committee.
Hanif Z.Kashani reported :
— Hanif Z. Kashani (@hanifzk) April 16, 2014 
On Twitter, user amirHP tweeted  about the protests:
— amirHP (@amir_HP) April 14, 2014 
Jalili came for the nuclear day event but pro-Mousavi slogans are the dominating slogans.
َUser Asame wrote :
«حسن حسین نداره؛ جنبش ادامه داره» شعار دیروز بچه های امیرکبیر موقع سخنرانی #جلیلی  دمشون گرم
— اسامه (@O_s_a_m_e_h_h_p) April 15, 2014 
It does not matter if it's [current Iranian President] Hassan [Rouhani] or Hussein [Mousavi], the movement continues.
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URLs in this post:
 Amirkabir University: http://www.aut.ac.ir/www/aut/main/?l=3
 Saeed Jalili: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saeed_Jalili
 Mir Hussein Mousavi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir-Hossein_Mousavi
 Mehdi Karroubi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehdi_Karroubi
 Green Movement: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2010/02/10/iran-green-movement-readying-for-february-11-protests/
 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad
 widespread crackdown: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/201351661225981675.html
 placed: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/11/iran-1000-days-under-house-arrest
 nuclear achievements: http://www.snn.ir/NSite/FullStory/News/?Serv=1&Id=303253&Sgr=3
 tweeted: https://twitter.com/alirezat/status/456608319411462146
 #جلیلی: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%AC%D9%84%DB%8C%D9%84%DB%8C&src=hash
 http://t.co/vs1XApF5h9: http://t.co/vs1XApF5h9
 April 17, 2014: https://twitter.com/alirezat/statuses/456608319411462146
 reported: https://twitter.com/hanifzk/status/456441140171247616
 @Shimazadi: https://twitter.com/Shimazadi
 #Iran: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Iran&src=hash
 http://t.co/MHg47qpagP: http://t.co/MHg47qpagP
 April 16, 2014: https://twitter.com/hanifzk/statuses/456441140171247616
 tweeted: https://twitter.com/amir_HP/status/455680039011778560
 #امیرکبیر: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%A7%D9%85%DB%8C%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%A8%DB%8C%D8%B1&src=hash
 #میرحسین: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%AD%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%86&src=hash
 April 14, 2014: https://twitter.com/amir_HP/statuses/455680039011778560
 wrote: https://twitter.com/O_s_a_m_e_h_h_p/status/455982579867713536
 April 15, 2014: https://twitter.com/O_s_a_m_e_h_h_p/statuses/455982579867713536
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