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News: Iran protests

Iran: Students continue with their protests in Tehran today

Demonstration in Amir Kabir University on May 31NCRI - As unrests in Azeri speaking provinces continue in Iran, students in Tehran staged a demonstration today calling for freedom of their colleague Yashar and others.

During demonstrations in Tehran over the past week in solidarity with people in northwestern Iran, several students were arrested and fate of some are still unknown.

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Iran: Thousands of Azeri speaking people go to Tehran to protest

Iran: Thousands of Azeri speaking people go to Tehran to protestNCRI - According to information from Iran, thousands of Azeri speaking people have left their homes in northwestern and western Iran to go for a mass protest in front of the clerical regime's parliament in Tehran.

This is happening as widespread anti-regime protests continue in Azeri speaking provinces in Iran. Some estimates put the figure over 10,000 who are on their way to Tehran.

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Iran's Azeri Minority Protests Mocking Cartoon

Iran's Azeri Minority Protests Mocking Cartoon Reuters - Members of Iran's Azeri minority hurled stones in violent protests on Monday, enraged by a newspaper cartoon they said insulted them, a semi-official news agency and a witness said.

The ILNA labor news agency said thousands protested in the northwestern city of Tabriz and that police used teargas to try to disperse the crowd. The exact number of demonstrators could not be confirmed.

A resident said furious protesters threw stones at banks and smashed windows. ``They are angry because ... we (Azeris) are insulted by a cartoon,'' Soraya, a 40-year-old mother, told Reuters by telephone from Tabriz.

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Iran: Zanjan University students protest

Iran: Zanjan University students protestNCRI - Students at Zanjan University in provincial capital of Zanjan, western Iran, protested against an insulting cartoon in the state-run daily, IRAN, published last Friday.

Students refused going to their lessons and gathered at the university compound. Farid, a first year male student who was reached by telephone, said that people in the province are extremely offended by the cartoon which adds to their growing resentment toward the clerical regime which is becoming increasingly suppressive after Ahmadinejads appointment. He stressed that protests are spreading in western provinces.

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Iran: Major protest rally in Tabriz

Iran: Major protest rally in TabrizNCRI - The Associated Press photo showing a major rally in Tabriz on Monday against publication of a cartoon in IRAN state-run daily. The AP report said: "Azeri people attend a rally to protest against an allegedly insulting cartoon, in Tabriz some 600 kms (360 miles) northwest of Tehran, on Monday May 22, 2006, and according to news reports, police used tear gas to disperse the protesters."

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Iran: Isfahan University students protest

Iran: Isfahan University students protestNCRI - Administrative and cultural mismanagement by Isfahan University's Dean has sparked widespread protests at the university last week.

In a meeting with one of the student political groupings, Ramesht outlined his plans for the university and said he was going to ad new items to the curriculum including proper religious mourning. He also warned student groupings where boys and girls work together and said: "You will eventually loose your head for having a mixed sex organization."

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Iran student stage protest in Tehran

Iran student stage protest in TehranNCRI - At least one thousand students demonstrated on the campus of Tehran University's Social Studies on Tuesday.

The students protested against the decision to ban a seminar they had planned on the issue of democracy. They chanted slogans against systematic crackdowns on campuses by authorities.

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