Food strike

Hamadan University students lay down their lunch trays in protest


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Neda ye Iran e Azad

It DOSE make a point

by Neda ye Iran e Azad on

They pay for the food and services when they pay for tuition. Every strike has its price. This one is smart because it is safe, doesn't cost their life or arrest. is unusual but it works. With out saying a word, they can find each other and know they are not alone. I think Iranians are coming up with new and smart ideas to fight the regime, since this regime knows all the old ways.

سبز سبز تا بهار


From little spark may burst a mighty flame

by bachenavvab on

I would like to think they are keeping the movement alive.  Any act of protest, particularly in the current atmosphere of severe suppression in universities, counts ands is admirable.


Power of Iranian will

by mahmoudg on

no other culture in the world has the wherewithall than us,  we all know Islamic Republic's days are numbered, I just hope that in the next 100 years so would Islam's.


New form of hunger strike?

by ghalam-doon on

Those reusable trays remind me of the mess hall on M.A.S.H.  The docotors on M.A.S.H were alway complaining about the food quality too. So these students might be throwing away their food to protest the food quality.

But as a political protest, it does not make sense. We take the food (perhaps pay for it) and then throw it out to make a point? How long do they think this hunger strike will last? Or was it just a stunt to make a video?




by yolanda on

The food trays seem to be the re-usable type, not the disposable type........I will stand by Iranian students for everything they do...I know they are intelligent!



Shifteh Ansari

Civil Disobedience

by Shifteh Ansari on

These days civil disobedience is taking different forms in Iran.

It is not clear what these students are protesting.  University protests these days could be in solidarity with arrested students, or for legitimate demands related to college life.

Last April, Hamadan University students had another protest against poor quality of food served on campus.  See //  . 

If the protest is about food quality, refusing to eat it might be a quite reasonable action. 


I didn't get it either

by IRANdokht on

There are plenty of people who can't feed their families and the majority of people have to work multiple jobs to make the ends meet. Univeristy food in Iran has always been subsidized by the government. What did this protest mean? don't feed us for less than real cost?

Can someone please explain it to me?


Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

The ingenuity of the protest movement is limitless :)

Zendeh Baashan


I'm not sure about wasting food.

by pedro on

I am not sure if placing your trays on the side walk was a good idea. The world is going to look at this and say: Wow, the trays are nice, the food was provided appears clean and decent ( looks like Ghormeh Sabzi, Rice and yogurt ). What is food has to do with all of this? The perception that, If the Islamic regime is as bad as they appear to be in the video's and pictures, then why the hell they are providing the students with warm, decent meals, when they are shouting in protest against them, in the universities. There are many Iranians that go to sleep hungry many nights, how do you think they feel about this. You need their support ultimately. I recommend to take that food and offer it to poor and hungry, you will win their support, and at the same time you do not apear privilaged and spoiled.