Students clash with guards at Tehran university
Hundreds of Iranian student activists forced their way past the gates of Tehran university, defying attempts by authorities to limit access to a pro-reform rally.
Guards posted at the entrance to Amir Kabir university had tried Monday to prevent students from other campuses joining the latest in a series of political demonstrations directed against Iran's religious hardliners.
According to AFP, about 1,500 students then gathered in a university lecture hall, but the atmosphere was tense due to the presence of about 150 members of the hardline Islamist Basij militia.
In the past several weeks, Basij members have attacked pro-reform student gatherings. (Albawaba.com)
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