Iranians have been staging audacious protests against the government after it admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people, having denied responsibility for several days.
1. “IRGC, Basij, you are ISIS!”
2. “Dictatorial IRGC, you are our ISIS”
3. “Soleimani is a murderer, and his leader (Khamenei) is also a murderer.”
“Soleimani is a murderer, and his leader (Khamenei) is also a murderer,” protesters in Tehran, Iran, chant as activists say demonstrations are spreading to other cities like Isfahan and Shiraz.https://t.co/muQwHKWqUu pic.twitter.com/F6BrrN2HK5— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 11, 2020
4. Ripping off Soleimani posters
WATCH: Iranian protesters rip up pictures of slain commander Qassem #Soleimani in Tabriz city, as public anger increased following days of denials by the Iranian military that it was to blame for downing the Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 aboard.https://t.co/JdwrHyPVGT pic.twitter.com/D1m7PFK6y7— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 13, 2020
5. “They killed our elites and replaced them with mullahs!”
6. Iranian-Canadian man mourns his family.
“The Islamic Republic are all criminals,” says an Iranian-Canadian man whose wife was killed when Iran attacked a civilian airliner, killing all 176 people on board. https://t.co/M7jM1F27ml pic.twitter.com/BqG9VidEOV— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 14, 2020
7. Students hold a vigil against police brutality.
Watch: Video circulating on social media shows Iranians, reportedly students at the Iran University of Science and Technology, criticizing the regime for attacking them.https://t.co/qxWU9zpz5Q pic.twitter.com/T1r8LWvX9T— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 14, 2020
8. Tear gas fired.
Security forces fire tear gas at Iranian protesters on a street in Tehran, injuring at least one person who falls to the ground after being hit by a canister, a video being shared online by activists shows.https://t.co/muQwHKEQ2W pic.twitter.com/VfY2NCUy3w— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 11, 2020
9. Protests from above.
Video shows the scale of ongoing protests near the Amir Kabir University in Tehran. Iranian protesters are demanding Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei step down after the IRGC admitted it had shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.https://t.co/muQwHKWqUu pic.twitter.com/BagK4oOw7Q— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 11, 2020