The Government’s Plan to Dispatch a Large Group to the Streets in Support of Khamenei: Schools Closing on Thursday
Iran News Agency – December 30, 2009: The government has cancelled the midterm examinations in Tehran’s schools in order to bring students to the streets. According to received reports as well as the statement of the Ministry of Education, it is planned that all the students of Tehran’s schools from all grades to be taken to the streets for a demonstration in support of Khamenei. In accordance with this, and in order to boost the students’ morale, Tehran’s Ministry of Education postponed the midterm examinations that were scheduled for Thursday. A gathering in support of the Supreme Leader is planned to start on Wednesday at 3:00 pm sharp. However, due to the lack of public support for this gathering, despite all the government’s efforts, the regime has been forced to use students and teachers to fill up the area around Enqelab square. Tehran’s Ministry of Education estimates that each school can bring at least 100 students and teachers to the streets. The main role here is played by the education departments of the districts that encompass Enqelab Square.
- Bahaar, Persian2English