Iranian protesters defy brutal crackdown in 12th week of protests

Protesters filled university campuses and streets throughout Iran and businesses across the country were shuttered, as Iranians marked Student Day, which commemorates the 1953 murder of three university students by the Shah’s police force, on Wednesday.


Video from a number of cities, including Isfahan, Tehran, Zahedan and Ilam, among others showed businesses shuttered.


Students at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad chanted “If one person is killed, a thousand people will be behind him.” The students were reportedly assaulted by security forces, with shouts and cries heard in video from the scene.


Students at the Tehran University of Arts chanted “Shout students, shout your rights.” Students at the University of Tehran filled a room and chanted anti-government slogans.