Hundreds protested against the Iranian government in Tehran Saturday after the government revealed it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard.
The admission came after Iranian officials had repeatedly denied Western accusations and mounting evidence that it was responsible.
Videos posted to social media showed demonstrators outside Tehran’s Amirkabir University chanting against the regime and urging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to resign. Calls included “Death to the dictator,” “Shame on you Khamenei, leave the country,” “Death to the liars,” and “Shame on the Revolutionary Guards, let the country go.”
Police were reported to be responding with force during the rally.