At least twenty Iranian protestors have been killed, hundreds had their heads bashed in by the thugs of President Ahmadinejad, but the spirit of democracy will not die in Iran. Even as Tehran’s governor, Morteza Tamaddon warned, “if some individuals plan to conduct anti-security moves through listening to a call by counter-revolutionary networks, they will be smashed” hundreds of students gathered to shout “death to the Dictator.” Groups of students have been gathering at street corners to hurl words of defiance at authorities. Security forces run toward them with batons held high, but the young people flee only to return elsewhere. It is estimated a group of 700 Tehran University students gathered to express their disdain for the illegal government of Iran.
Ahmadinejad and Khamenei have won the first round of a struggle that will go on for years. The young people of Iran will not accept defeat and they will continue challenging the power elite. Some will die, many will be beaten, and hundreds will wind up in prison, but their spirit lives on and the world will support them in any way that can be done.