Students stage antigovernment demonstration in Tehran
-100 protesters arrested

Subsequent to clashes among the clerical regime's rival factions in Tehran's Laleh Park, yesterday several thousand teenagers and students marched around Tehran University (Mossadeq and Taleqani streets and Vali Asr Square).

Large groups of passers-by joined the students who were chanting such slogans as "death to dictatorship" and "freedom, freedom," demanding the overthrow of the clerical regime.

The regime's suppressive forces, including the Revolutionary Guards, State Security Force and special anti-riot forces, attacked the crowd with batons, knuckle-dusters and chains and began to beat them up.

In the course of the clashes, which continued until 6:00 p.m., more than 100 teenagers and students were arrested and taken to an unknown location.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 24, 1999

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