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Police presence beefed up in Tehran to counter protests

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 20 - In anticipation of an announced protest march by students at Tehran and Sharif Technological universities, since Tuesday morning, authorities have deployed a large number of plain-clothes officers, the paramilitary Bassij and police forces.

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Student protests in Iran

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 07 - From the Grapevine... A day before Students Day (7 December), hundreds of students staged a protest at International University in Qazvin (140km west of Tehran), chanting “Death to the Dictator,” “We will die, but will not accept humiliation.”

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Student Day protests planned in Iran

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 06 - From the Grapevine... In advance of Students Day (7 December), hundreds of students at Tehran University’s Technical Faculty on Monday gathered and chanted “Death to the dictator” and “Students die, but will not accept humiliation”.

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In Brief: Opposition to crackdown in Iran

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 26 - From the Grapevine... The atmosphere in the Iranian capital Tehran, Shiraz (southern Iran) and Isfahan (central Iran) and motorways leading to these cities has become more repressive as police checkpoints and searches have increased.

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Leafleting in the Iranian capital

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 26 - From the Grapevine... An Iran Focus correspondent saw opposition activists quietly handing out leaflets in parts of Tehran urging residents to take part in anti-government protests on 7 December, Iran's Students Day.

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