Payvand.com - University Students and the
opposition movement's leaders are denouncing the tearing down of Ayatollah
Khomeini's photos and calling it a hoax and a suspicious act. Furthermore,
Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the founder of Islamic Republic, has denounced
state TV for broadcasting the images, describing them as "distorted."
Following the brutal attack on the students on
the National Students Day (Dec 7th) and in protest to the state TV for
broadcasting the suspicious footage of tearing down of a picture of Imam
Khomeini (during Student Day protests) and accusing the Green movement of doing
that, the students of Tehran University held two protest gatherings on Saturday
The students see the move by the state TV as a
ploy by Ahmadinejad camp which will be used as an excuse for harsher crack downs
and attacking the leaders of Green movement (Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karoubi
and Mohammad Khatami).
During the protests at Tehran University, the students were chanting:
"The chancellor of the
university must resign"
"Khomeini where are you that
Mousavi is left all alone"
"Death to dictator" and
"Incompetent chancellor! Resign...Resign"
The students were demanding the resignation of Farhad Rahbar the chancellor of
The Islamic Association of Students
of Tehran University has issued a statement strongly condemned broadcasting of
the "suspicious" footage showing the tearing down of Imam Khomeini's picture on
state-run TV (pro-Ahmadinejad) and warned that relying on desecration of Imam
Khomeini's dignity to create new crisis in the society is similar to the event
when the enemies of Imam Ali (Shi'as first Imam) abused the dignity of Quran by
holding Qurans up in the middle of the war for their own benefit and at the end
as a result a group of extremist and foolish individuals took the power over the
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