Iran: Protests after The Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 Crashed

Iran: Protests after The Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 Crashed

Published by on January 16, 2020

International Liberty Association: The Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 people on board including Iranians, Canadians, Ukrainians, Swedes, Afghans, Germans, and British nationals, on 8 January, 2020. After 3 days of denial, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran officially admitted that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran. He blamed human error and US adventurism for this plane crash.

On January 11, 2020, thousands of people went to the streets across the country and protesting against the government and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

People came to the streets in many cities, as well as some universities such as: University of Arak, University of Damghan, University of Tehran campus of Karaj, Isfahan University of Technology, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Alzahra University, Iran University of Science and Technology, and Shahid Beheshti University.

The protests continued on 12 January, and the protests were held in the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, Rasht, Sanandaj, Tehran and the universities of Babol Noshirvani, Hamedan Bu-Ali Sina, Amirkabir, Sharif, Tabriz, and Allameh Tabatabaei and the demonstration inside the Amirkabir University of Technology got violent after anti-riot police fired tear gas.

The themes of the slogans used by the demonstrators were: calling the authorities to take responsibility, questioning the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ actions, and urging the resignation of the Supreme Leader and other country’s seniors. They protest the government’s cover-up and chant slogans such as “Death to liars!” and “Death to the dictator!”

ILA: It should be mentioned that the protests continues for the fourth day.

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