On December 7, 1953, three student activists were tragically killed by the Shah regime at Tehran University, an attempt to suppress voices protesting for freedom. Fast forward seven decades, and December 7 is now recognized as Iran’s Student Day. On this day, people unite to remember the brave students and acknowledge the significant role of Iran’s young generation in shaping the nation’s future.
During the commemoration of Student Day, Resistance Units—comprising supporters of the PMOI/MEK (People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran) within the country—organized various activities nationwide. Their objective was to reaffirm their dedication to the path paved by the students who sacrificed their lives for freedom, as well as the martyrs of Iran’s uprisings aiming to overthrow the rule of the mullahs.
Throughout these activities, the Resistance Units echoed the rallying cries of past uprisings in Iran, calling for a change in regime and vehemently rejecting any form of dictatorship.
In Shahr-e Rey, Resistance Units attended the graves of the three students murdered by the Shah regime and laid flower wreaths on their graves on behalf of the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance.
On the graves, they placed the message, “Hail to the martyrs of December 7, hail to the student martyrs of the 2019 and 2022 uprisings. Down with the oppressor, bet it the Shah or the mullahs.”
In other cities, Resistance Units installed posters with the photos of the three students as well as other students and youths murdered by the regime in the uprisings that have taken place across the country in different cities.
In Semnan and Shahrud, Resistance Units mark Iran’s Student Day by commemorating the students murdered by the Shah regime by posting their pictures with messages such as “Students are awake and they despise the Shah and the mullahs.”
In Rasht and Tehran, Resistance Units mark Iran’s Student Day with images of students and youths murdered by the regime and the message: “Students are defending freedom.”
Also in Tehran, the Resistance Units installed posters of the martyrs of the uprising with the message: “Every university is a bastion of rebellion and revolution.”
In many cities, the Resistance Units projected images and messages of Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI president-elect Maryam Rajavi with messages about the role of students and youths in the fight for freedom in Iran.
In Tehran, the Resistance Units projected images of Maryam Rajavi in public locations with the messages “The university is the fortress of freedom against the Shah and mullahs” and “Keep the memory of the martyrs alive with uprisings and protests in universities.”
In Astara and Shiraz, the Resistance Units projected images of Massoud Rajavi with messages such as “Universities are the fortresses of freedom.”
Presently, the ruling authority is deeply concerned about its waning influence in the face of the escalating power of the Iranian Resistance and its affiliated Resistance Units. In an attempt to quell the upcoming wave of protests, the regime is employing various strategies, such as intensifying protests and escalating repression amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
However, the regime’s maneuvers are consistently countered by the resolute actions of the Resistance Units. Whether through warmongering or suppressive measures, the regime cannot evade the inevitable overthrow that awaits it.