Iran: Police surround Teheran University to stop protests

Iran Police surround Te

By
December 7, 2009 09:46

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Witnesses said thousands of riot police and Revolutionary Guard members armed with tear gas, batons and firearms are deployed outside Teheran University to prevent student demonstrations backed by the opposition. Monday's large security operation suggested that authorities plan to make good on their promise to deal harshly with protesters marking the day in 1953 when three students were killed in an anti-US protest. There was no word yet on whether demonstrations began inside the campus, but the witnesses said police were conducting ID checks on anyone entering the campus to prevent opposition activists from joining the students. Journalists working for foreign media organizations are banned from covering Monday's planned protests.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 14, 2018
Bomb kills two in crowded Baghdad market

By REUTERS