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Violent Clashes Between Police, Protesters in Tehran

Mon 13 Jan 2020 | 09:19 AM
NaDa Mustafa

Iranian police arrested a number of protesters as violent clashes broke out in central Tehran, resulted in many injuries, according to the Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath TV channel.

The TV channel added that the protests took place in front of the Revolutionary Guards headquarters in the northern city of Amal, noting that the security forces used rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators.

Earlier, dozens of protesters gathered outside a university in Tehran, chanting slogans against the high authorities.

Demonstrations swept through the country on Saturday and Sunday after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps admitted that it had shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all those on board, during an Iranian missile attack on US bases in Iraq.

Videos of protesters in Tehran tearing up pictures of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani surfaced on Twitter. Another video showed protesters burning a billboard memorializing Soleimani.

Additional videos from the Iranian capital showed security forces storming protesters, as protests continued to spread to additional cities throughout the country.

It is worth mentioning that, US President Donald Trump urged Iranian leaders not to kill protesters in a tweet on Sunday, referencing protests in November when over 1,000 protesters were killed and thousands more were injured and arrested.