24th January 10:59 PM
Iran leaders face protests in relation to the shot down Ukrainian passenger plane where 176 people were killed
By Semi Turaga
Monday 13/01/2020
Protesters in Tehran. [Image: BBC]

Iran's leaders have faced a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians.

Protesters in Tehran and in several other cities chanted slogans against the leadership.

Clashes with security forces and the firing of tear gas are reported.

BBC News reports Iran admitted "unintentionally" hitting the plane after initially denying it, amid rising tensions with the US.

The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was shot down near Tehran shortly after Iran had launched missiles at two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.

Those strikes were a response to the US killing of senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January.

[Source: BBC]

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