Plane downing: Iranian protesters demand that Khamenei quit

Reuters | Published: January 12, 2020 14:09:45 | Updated: January 15, 2020 10:47:41

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran on September 14, 2007 — Reuters/Files

A group of Iranian protesters demanded Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.

“Commander-in-chief (Khamenei) resign, resign,” videos posted on Twitter showed hundreds of people chanting, in front of Tehran’s Amir Kabir university. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the video footage.

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