Police Lock Students Around Iranian University During Deadly Protests
In the Iranian capital, Tehran, on-site classes at the country’s foremost scientific university were suspended from Monday after violent incidents broke out between students and law enforcement on Sunday evening. That reports a local news agency.
“The Sharif University of Technology has announced that due to the recent events and the need to protect students (…), all classes will be held virtually from Monday,” said the Mehr agency.
According to Mehr, some 200 students gathered at the university on Sunday afternoon, chanting slogans against the religious system in force in the Islamic republic, such as “woman, life, freedom” and “students prefer death to humiliation”. The students protested the death of Mahsa Amini and the arrest of protesting students at previous demonstrations.
Protests have been happening in Iran every day since September 16, after 22-year-old Amisi died in hospital. She had been arrested three days earlier by the vice squad for allegedly failing to adhere to the strict dress code in the Islamic country.