Timeline: protests against the government of Iran after the fall of the commercial plane

  • The Iranians organized three days of increasingly hot protests in the latest rise in tensions after the armed forces shot down a plane and its 176 passengers.
  • Protesters flooded the streets of Tehran to target the country’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with harsh demands such as “death to the dictator” shown on homemade posters.
  • Witnesses told the media and wrote on social media that riot police fired tear gas and real ammunition at protesters.
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The Iranians organized three days of increasingly hot protests in response to the attack by the armed forces that killed 176 passengers on a commercial flight in a furious lawsuit over the resignation of the country’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Videos posted on social media over the weekend showed authorities seemed to increase physical responses to crowds, and witnesses said riot police fired tear gas and real ammunition at protesters.

The anti-government demonstrations that consume the streets of Tehran and some of the largest universities in the country are the focus of the protests that push the United States and its allies in the wake of a selective attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, a senior military official Iranian, according to the orders of President Donald Trump.

See how violent protests have been plaguing Iranians since November, and how a change in attitude is increasing pressure on the government.

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