May 23, 2005

Iranian students protest against presidential bans

TEHRAN, May 23 (Reuters) - Iranian students, often the spearhead of the bludgeoned reformist movement, on Monday protested against the banning of presidential candidates, chanting slogans against the authorities.

A Reuters witness said 100 to 150 students were clapping, whistling and shouting "down with dictators" from inside their university dormitory in central Tehran.