شنبه ۹ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۴:۳۹
UPRISING ANNIVERSARY: Interior Ministry Bans Student Rallies
Interior ministry said no permits will be issued for rallies on July 9, the anniversary of police attack on student dorms. The interior ministry banned any rally planned for July 9th, but Ali-Asghar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the supreme national security council said students can apply to their universities for permits to hold on-cmpus rallies.
In a meeting with student representatives, Tehran police chief Ali Talaee said the July 8, 1999 police attack on the Tehran University student dorms “was a bitter memory best forgotten,” and asked the students to abandon any rally plans to commemorate the pro-democracy uprising that followed the attack.
The students continue looking for a way to express their protest on July 9, member of the political bureau of the association of Islamic student councils Amir Pakzad tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Keyvan Hosseini. The Islamic Republic has always tried to delete this incident from the student movement’s political history, he says, adding that it is inconceivable that the universities permit on-campus rallies on July 9.