May Day Protest in Iran

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May 1st, 2010 or “May Day” in Iran was a planned demonstration in which Iranian workers were to join reformists in anti-government protests. But the Islamic government has been out in full force trying to prevent any sort of uprising. Latest tweets from Reza Sayah on CNN and IranNewsNow report that students have clashed with security forces in front of Ministry of Labor in Tehran, with 2 arrested and several beaten. Government security forces have also arrested 3 women who refuse to leave bus stop at Ministry of Labor. One of the women is wearing green in support of the Green Movement. There seems to be 1000s of security personnel from Revolutionary Square to Ministry of Labor. Protests have been reported from Tehran, Qazvin, Isfahan and Tabriz.

The student protests began when Ahmadinejad showed up at the University of Tehran on May Day spontaneously. Let’s just say he didn’t received a warm welcome.

This video shows students chanting against the regime, “Betarseed, Baterseen, Ma hameh ba ham hasteem” meaning “Be afraid, Be afraid, We are all together.”

Here they are chanting “Liberty and Justice”:

Here they chant “Bee-vafa, haya kon, daneshka ro raha kon,” meaning “Have shame, leave the University alone”:

And here they are shouting “Death to the Dictator”:

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