Protest in Iran over plane crash calls for Ayatollah's resignation

Tribute to the victims of the plane shot down in Tehran.

Tribute to the victims of the plane shot down in Tehran.

  |  AFP

Dozens of protesters, mainly students, took to the streets of Tehran on Saturday (11) to protest Iran's shooting of a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane, which caused 176 deaths.

The act came shortly after Iranian authorities admitted that the Boeing 737-800 was shot down by a missile fired by mistake by the country's air defense system, which was on alert for possible US attacks.

The protesters also called for the resignation of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's top leader, and a referendum to amend the Constitution. "Our enemy is here," says one of the most used slogans in the protest.

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