Protests in Tehran following IRGC admission of Ukrainian plane atrocity

Protests in Tehran. (Screen grab)

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.

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01