18 tir - Iranian Students Uprising 1999Add to Lightbox Download
Iranian Student Protests of July, 1999 (Also known as 18th of Tir and Kuye Daneshgah Disaster. It were, before the 2009 Iranian election protests, the most widespread and violent public protests to occur in Iran since the early years of the Iranian Revolution 1979. The protests began on 8 July with peaceful demonstrations in Tehran against the closure of the reformist newspaper, Salam. Following the demonstrations, a student dormitory was raided by riot police that night during which a student was killed. The raid sparked six days of demonstrations and rioting throughout the country, during which said some people were killed and many more injured. In addition to an estimated 1,200–1,400 detainees.
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