Protests continued throughout the country on Wednesday, with Iran acknowledging the shooting down of Ukrainian passenger aircraft, while 5 countries whose citizens were killed in the crash are likely to take legal action against Iran.
According to British news agency Reuters, protests continued throughout Iran on Wednesday, with protesters calling for the removal and accountability of top officials involved in the plane’s crash.
Reuters said in its report that it is difficult to accurately portray protests because of the ban on free media in the country, but it can be seen in pictures and videos on social media that hundreds of students and other citizens of the capital city of Tehran and the southern city are seen participates in anti-government demonstrations in various places.
In response to the killing of Iranian Quds Force chief Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a US attack on January 3, Iran targeted a Ukrainian aircraft flying from the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 passengers, including staff members.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister told media reporters that 5 countries, whose civilian were killed in the crash, will attend an important meeting in London on Thursday in which they will consider to take a legal action Iran.
Canada is also among the 5 countries whose 57 citizens were killed in the plane crash.
According to Global News TV, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that if there were no tensions in the region, people aboard the plane would now be alive and at home with their families.