While the U.S. Media posts glowing tributes to a dead terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, Iranians seem to have a very different view.
There is now significant unrest in Iran as the Iranian government finally admits that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 killing all 176 souls on board.
Remember just last week when all of the talking heads on network television were saying that the immense crowd at Soleimani’s funeral proved just how much Iranians loved him.
On Good Morning America, Martha Raddatz spoke about the “powerful combination of grief and anger” from the crowds.
A few hours ago, protests against the regime erupted at what was intended to be a memorial for the innocents that were killed on Ukrainian Airlines flight 752.
Iranian students began the protests at a university and more protests are quickly spreading across the country.
Social media is spreading the videos, which is a good thing because you’re unlikely to see the raw, anti-regime messages being shouted by protesters on any of the mainstream news outlets in the United States.
The chants include, “Soleimani was a murderer. His leader is also a murderer” and “The regime told us our enemy is the US. But actually, our enemy is right here” [in reference to the regime itself].” Notably, they’re also chanting “Death to Khameini” and “Death to the regime.”
It would seem that there are a number of Iranians that are not fans of the theocratic dictatorship that they live under and want change.
Masih Alinejad, a journalist and Iranian feminist activist who started the “White Wednesday” protests where women take of their headscarves and post videos of themselves on social media, is publishing a number of videos of the protests.
More footage from today’s ongoing protests against the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Tehran.
Iranian authorities had used all resources possible to draw crowds to #Soleimani‘s funeral.
But people now are out despite not having any resources. This is called “organic” protest. pic.twitter.com/Lp46GwDVMz
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) January 11, 2020
Journalist Abas Aslani reports on the protests in Iran that broke out after Tehran admitted to shooting down Ukrainian Airlines plane pic.twitter.com/kciy2B7CGj
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) January 11, 2020
“Rouhani shame on you!”
Mourners gather in Tehran after a statement from the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff admitted that Flight PS752 was shot down “unintentionally” pic.twitter.com/TOYgqvyPCK
— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) January 11, 2020
These protesters are putting their very lives on the line to speak out against their government. Recently, 1500 protesters were killed for doing the very same thing.
The regime is responding with tear gas.