Hundreds of people have gathered Saturday in the vicinity of the University Amirkabir, Tehran, to protest against the Government of Hassan Rohani and the management of the demolition, the past Wednesday, of the aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines in the death of the 176 occupants, including passengers and crew. In the protests, in addition, was arrested for a few hours the Uk Ambassador in Iran, as confirmed by the british Government. The iranian news agency Tasnim said that the diplomat is accused of instigating the protests, according to Reuters. The president of the united STATES, Donlad Trump, he continues to "close" the protests in Tehran, according to an announcement himself on his Twitter account.
According to the british newspaper The Guardian, the attendees of the protests were calling loudly for the resignation of the president, who this morning admitted that the plane was shot down by mistake by their Armed Forces in full escalation of tension between the united States and the Persian country, which has remained on edge the entire world in a region that is traditionally unstable. "The resignation is not enough, we need prosecutions", they chanted, according to the same newspaper.
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Many of the students there assembled were holding candles in remembrance of the victims (82 of 176 were from Iran) who have died as a cause of a missile ground-to-air Russian-made, but that was released by mistake by iranian Army to think that the commercial airliner was in fact one "hostile", as reported by the authorities of the islamic republic. The event came hours after Tehran launched an attack with missiles at two bases in Iraq that are home to soldiers and u.s. troops as a form of revenge for the murder by the US of the number two in the iranian regime, Qasem Soleimani, the 3 of January.
Even the secretary of State of the united STATES, Mike Pompeo, echoed on Twitter in the protests at the University in the centre of the iranian capital. "The voice of the iranian people is clear. They are fed up with the lies of the regime, the corruption, the ineptitude and brutality of the IRGC [Revolutionary Guard] under the kleptocracy of @khamenei_ir. We are with the iranian people deserve a better future," he said in a tweet, which attached a video of the demonstration.
The voice of The Iranian people is clear. They are fed up with the regime's lies, corruption, ineptitude, and brutality of the IRGC under @khamenei_ir''s kleptocracy. We stand with the Iranian people who deserve a better future. pic.twitter.com/tBOjv9XsIG— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 11, 2020
For his part, the leader of the Green Movement of Iran, in the opposition, Mehdi Karroubi, has also called for the resignation of the highest authority of the country, the ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a statement posted on the Network, and picked up by Reuters, Karroubi asks why the iranian authorities took so long (three days) inform the public about the real reasons for the crashed plane.
Date Of Update: 12 January 2020, 05:00
To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020