Students Turn Out in Droves to Protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Visit to the UN

Nearly 2,000 Yeshiva University students gathered at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on Monday, Sept. 22, to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. The students—who represented Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, Sy Syms School of Business, and both YU High Schools—made their presence felt among the thousands of demonstrators at the Rally to Stop Iran Now.

Students Join Protest at Columbia University Over Iranian President’s Speech

When Columbia University announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to speak on its Morningside Heights campus, Yeshiva University students immediately began organizing their protest. Despite being on vacation, at least 30 Yeshiva University students made their voices heard among the hundreds of other activists gathered to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit on Monday.