Protests have broken out in the Iranian capital Tehran against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) following its admission to downing a civilian airplane near Tehran on Wednesday.
“IRGC, have some shame and let go of the country,” chanted the protesters in Tehran, according to videos shared online.
The protesters, who were gathered in front of Tehran’s Amir Kabir university, also shouted chants against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Watch: Iranian protesters chant slogans against the IRGC and the Supreme Leader following the country’s admission to unintentionally downing a Ukrainian airliner and killing 176. https://t.co/muQwHKEQ2W pic.twitter.com/tUddoFCRZu— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 11, 2020
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, in a rare report on anti-government unrest, said protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanted slogans against the nation’s top authorities, after the powerful Revolutionary Guards admitted shooting down a passenger plane.
The report said the demonstrators on the street also ripped up pictures of Qassem Soleimani, the prominent commander of the Guard’s Quds Force who was killed in a US drone strike.
“Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid, we’re all together,” protesters chant at Amir Kabir University in Tehran against the regime after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner.https://t.co/muQwHKWqUu pic.twitter.com/q3YcN0kufr— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 11, 2020