In the wake of the Islamic Republic of Iran admitting to shooting down a Ukranian passenger jet airline as a result of “human error,” twitter has been bombarded with videos of Iranians taking to the streets calling for a removal of the dictatorship.
People in #Iran have just begun the protest against de regime.
Students of Amirkabir university in Tehran chant slogans against the supreme leader!#IranProtests#IranPlaneCrash pic.twitter.com/rzr7w6Oaju — Alireza Azami (@Alireza__Azami) January 11, 2020
Iranian local Alireza Azami posted video in Tehran showing students filling streets and stopping traffic, chanting “down with the regime.”
What’s unusual about these protests is that they are happening right after the death of the Quds Forces General Qasem Soleimani.
According to protestors on the scene in Tehran, riot police and soldiers are attempting to clear the streets with tear gas and rubber bullets. There’s no reports yet of injuries but if the regime response is at all similar to that of the last wave of protests across the country in November, hundreds or thousands may be wounded or killed.
Public mourning gatherings turn into protests in #Iran. Angry crowds chanting, “Death to the liars.”#IranPlaneCrash #UkrainePlaneCrash pic.twitter.com/20jPNia6WJ— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 11, 2020
“They were so careful not to kill any American in their revenge for Soleimani. But they did not close the airport? This shows how much this regime cares for Iranians,” said an Iranian citizen named Mira Sedaghati.
This is not human error. This is a crime against humanity. He who has irresponsibly empowered his thugs to fire at will at innocents bears full responsibility. #Enough_is_enough. Khamenei and his regime must go. https://t.co/DuZkB5TlGo — Reza Pahlavi (@PahlaviReza) January 11, 2020
“This is not human error. This is a crime against humanity,” said exiled Persian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi on Saturday.
“He who has irresponsibly empowered his thugs to fire at will at innocents bears full responsibility. #Enough_is_enough. Khamenei and his regime must go.”