Middle East

Massive protests in Iran follow country’s admission that it shot down plane

Videos posted to social media from Iran appear to show that protests continued in Tehran, the capital, and other cities throughout the country, though CNN could not independently verify the images.

Several images showed protesters defacing posters with the likeness of Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed by a US drone strike on January 3.

One video that appeared to be from Tehran showed people tearing apart a poster with Soleimani's image on it. Another showed what seems to be a billboard with his image being burned, while people cheer and shout "Soleimani is a murderer, his leader is also murderer,” a likely reference to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Footage that is said to be from the city of Kermanshah, in western Iran, shows a much more chaotic scene. Protesters appear to be clashing with Iran's security forces. At the beginning of theRead More – Source