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Iran students' day: Amateur video

Amateur footage of the national students' day protests across Iran, 7 December 2009. The annual event commemorates the death of three students in Tehran in 1953. Many supporters of Iran's opposition movement turned out to voice their own protests at the official event.

University of Hormozgan, southern Iran

Students protest by singing an anti-government song

Protests were held at universities across the country.

Female students joined hands to sing an anti-government protest song at the University of Hormozgan, in the south of Iran.

The song's lyrics are: "Hey classmates - let's try and do something together".

The video was sent to BBC Persian TV.

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, northern Iran

Police and opposition supporters at Ferdowsi University, northern Iran

This demonstration at Ferdowsi University, in northern Iran, shows rows of police lined up on motorbikes outside the university gates.

Protestors wearing the green bandanas and carrying the green flags of the opposition movement chant their protests.

Tehran University demonstration

The announcer shouts 'Death to America', but students reply with 'Death to Russia'

People protesting at Tehran university.

The official announcer chants 'Death to America, death to England' but the crowd shouts back 'Death to Russia', to show their contempt for Russia's support of the Iranian Islamic regime.

Some reports suggest opposition supporters carried Iranian flags without the red Islamic symbol emblazoned in the middle of the white strip of the flag.

Tehran University demonstration

The green balloons and flags of opposition supporters at Tehran University

Amateur footage from early in the day of people demonstrating at Tehran university.

Green was the colour of the election campaign of defeated presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.

The green flags and green balloons indicate the students support the opposition.

Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran

Students break down the locked gate of Tehran's Amirkabir University of Technology

There were several reports of running violence between opposition protesters and police at Tehran's prestigious Amirkabir University of Technology.

Iran's official IRNA news agency said the university's student leader, Majid Tavakoli, was among those arrested on 7 December.



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