Monday, 27 January 2020

Protesters demand resignation of senior leaders after Iran admits shooting down plane

Updated: January 13, 2020 3:58 pm

Protesters in Iran demanded resignation of senior leaders. This follows the admission by authorities that Iranian forces accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board. Hundreds of students joined the protests. Protests took place outside at least two universities, with tear gas reportedly fired.

The protests come amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf following US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes at US targets in Iraq may have accidentally caused the Wednesday Plane crash.

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