University students from 19 universities throughout Iran join students from Tehran University and Medical Sciences in their call for holding a protest and strike on May 15. A statement issued by students from 19 national universities says: “At a time when the wind of Spring is blowing throughout the Middle East, Iran has not been exempted from the fragrance of this wind and once again, the universities, the bastion of steadfastness and resistance, stood up from under attack of the anti-freedom despots and gave new hopes to those eager for freedom that: yes, universities are alive…”
“For this reason, and following the call by students from Tehran University and Medical Sciences for holding a strike and general protests on May 15, we invite all students to actively and widely participate in holding the gatherings in all universities. Because when despotism is on the throne, silence is not our virtue.”
Some of the university students who have announced their readiness for May 15th protests include: A group of students from Tehran University’s Islamic Association, students of University of Amir Kabir, students of Hamedan’s Abu-Ali University, students of Gilan University, students of Karaj Free University, students of Tabriz University, students of Tabriz Medical Sciences University, a group of students from Allameh University, and a group of students from Southern Tehran Free University.