panic scenes of students fleeing from the police in the underground of the prestigious Sharif University

We can hear gunshots, tear gas and see students running in the underground car park of Sharif University to escape riot forces… A scene of panic was broadcast on social media after a day of demonstrations, on Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Tehran. .

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Several hundred students were protesting against the murder of Mahsa Amini and the arrest of students arrested during the recent demonstrations, provoked on September 16 by the death of the 22-year-old, arrested three days earlier by the Tehran morality police for violating the strict dress code that obliges women in particular to wear a veil.

The scene took place in the heart of Iran’s most prestigious scientific university, also known for its spirit of resistance. In-person classes have been suspended since Monday. “Sharif University of Technology has announced that due to recent events and the need to protect students (…), all classes will be held virtually from Monday“, according to the Mehr news agency.

According to a witness, quoted by the independent news site Iran Wire, students were beaten, others were shot as police forces entered and cordoned off the building, armed with paintballs, tear gas and shotguns. Several young people were injured. To defuse the situation, the Minister of Science arrived at the university and began a dialogue with the students and the forces stationed around the establishment. If some of the students were then able to leave the university, others were trapped inside. Witnesses testify to having seen the arrests of several dozen students, as well as teachers: videos circulate showing young people, with black hoods on their heads, boarding police vans.

These are some snapshots of Iran, despite the great weight of the regime in all the news of the protest movement. And more and more voices are heard:You attack the elite of this country.s”, denounces the former glory of Iranian football Mehdi Mahdavikia.

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