Student protests, July 1999

The Persian student protests of July 1999 (also known as 18th of Tir and Kuye Daneshgah Disaster (7–13 July)were, before the 2009 persian election protests, the most widespread and violent public protests to occur in homeland since the early years of the Revolution.The protests began on 8 July with peaceful demonstrations in capital against the closure of the reformist newspaper, Salam. Following the demonstrations, a student dormitory was raided by riot police that night during which a student was killed.