The president of the United States, Donald Trump, warned the Iranian authorities this Sunday to "not kill their protesters" and urged them to facilitate the dissemination of information amid protests against the Tehran government after the plane was shot down Ukrainian
"To the leaders of Iran: don't kill their protesters," Trump wrote, in capital letters, on his Twitter account.
“Thousands of them have already been killed or imprisoned, and the world is watching. More importantly: America is watching. Activate the Internet again and let the journalists run freely, ”he added.RELATED
"Stop killing the great Iranian people," the president concluded.
Various sources confirmed protests in several Iranian cities and one specifically in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, where the British ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, was later released.
The marches for the demolition of the Ukrainian plane last Wednesday by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile are added to those that began on November 15 in a context of growing frustration over the devaluation of the currency and the rise in commodity prices such as bread and rice since the United States reactivated sanctions against the country after abandoning the nuclear agreement.
"The enemy is inside"
Iranian police fired tear gas on Saturday at demonstrators in Tehran, most of them students, who claimed that "the enemy is inside" and that it is not the United States, in addition to objecting even to ayatollah.
During the clashes, slogans such as "Commander, resign!", "Referendum for the constitution" and "Our enemy is here, a lie to say that the United States is there" were sung.
Similar demonstrations are planned for this Sunday and seem like a growing clamor.
The student protests began in downtown Tehran, in front of the University of Amirkabir, to express their solidarity with the families of the victims of the plane shot down by mistake by a missile from the Islamic Republic. Iran acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian plane with 176 people on board "involuntarily and through human error" amid a "very delicate situation and crisis."
(With information from Europa Press)