Tehran, Iran, Nov. 27 — Several anti-government student protests erupted in the Iranian capital on Sunday in response to an increasingly harsher government crackdown on campus activists.
Students at the University of Tehran refused to attend classes in the morning and gathered outside the campus library to demonstrate against the appointment of a cleric as the new chief of the university. Ayatollah Amid Zanjani, a notorious religious prosecutor in the 1980s, was installed on Sunday as the new university chancellor. His predecessor, an academic, expressed surprise at “the unprecedented haste over the transition”.
The students chanted, “Appointed head, resign now!” and “Even if we students die, we will not accept humiliation”.
As protests got heated several students pushed the ayatollah and threw his turban off his head.
Photos of the protest are available at the aforementioned link.