Protesting students clash at a Tehran university

Groups of Iranian students clash at a leading university in the capital Tehran, local media reports, amid weeks-long nationwide protests over the death of Mahsa Amini.

Classes at Tehran’s prestigious Sharif University of Technology were suspended and moved online earlier this month, following clashes between protesting students and security forces.

Tasnim news agency reports that when classes resumed yesterday, “a number of female students entered the men’s dining hall after removing their hijab,” breaching Iran’s rules on gender segregation in some public spaces and mandatory headscarves for women.

Today, a group of students “held a rally… protesting against the insults and desecration that had occurred at the university,” Tasnim says. The students, waving the Iranian flag, called on the university’s administration “to deal with lawlessness and violation of norms” on its campus, the report adds.

A separate group of students “chanted vulgar slogans, broke the door and windows of the dining hall and threw them towards the students inside,” Tasnim says, adding that “some students and university security personnel” were injured.

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