RUMI shirts by Arash Norouzi
Iran's Students Day Marks 1953 Protest
Islamic Republic Propaganda (Press TV) on December 7th Occasion

The Mossadegh Project

This is a 2007 report from Iranian state media, Press TV, about an anti-Shah demonstration they previously endorsed. In addition to its hypocrisy and unintended irony, the report gives the incorrect date of December 6th rather than December 7th.

For more information and photos, see Iran Student Day: Origins and Legacy.

Iran commemorates Students Day
Fri, 07 Dec 2007 13:15:43
Students hated the CIA instigated coup against the Mossadegh government
The sixth of December is Iran's national Students Day in memory of protesting students at Tehran University, three of whom were killed.

Iranian students protested the dangerous amity between Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the-then shah of Iran and the-then US vice-President Richard Nixon.

The students' hatred of United States sprang from the CIA instigated coup d'etat against the government of Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh on August 18, 1953.

Nixon's trip to Iran in December 1953 fueled an increasing anti-American uprising in Iran; Tehran University students staged a demonstration on December 6, 1953. The police attacked students and fatally wounded three of them.

Iranian universities have always been an important platform for people's emancipation, freedom, and a humane society.

Prior to the Islamic Revolution these memorials always met with police interference. Since then, the government supported these annual events as an expression of the 'nation's strong disapproval of the US policy.'

Related links:

Iran Student Day: Origins and Legacy

30 Tir Anniversary Protest of Islamic Regime

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Biography

MOSSADEGH t-shirts - "If I sit silently, I have sinned"

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