Iranian security forces reportedly fired tear gas and live ammunition on protesters in the streets Sunday who are demonstrating against the regime.
Videos are emerging that indicate the government is increasingly at odds with its own people, who are angry after its rulers admitted they accidentally shot down a Ukrainian aircraft after it left the Tehran airport, Fox News reported Monday.
Social media clips reportedly captured the violence.
???? Shocking video footage sums up the brutality of the Islamic Regime in Iran.
It clearly shows at least 2 young women have been shot in the legs using shotguns with heavy bleeding.
— ممدوو بابائی ???????????????????? (@mamadou_babaei) January 12, 2020
Iranian state-run media has not commented on the alleged attacks on protesters that reportedly occurred in Tehran’s Freedom Square, Fox noted. (RELATED: Iranian Protesters Burn US Flag Following Death Of Military Leader)
To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
In the aftermath of the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force, Iranians could be seen in the streets shouting “Death to America” But since the admission of the aircraft shooting, the protests have shifted against the Iranian regime.
On Saturday, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted: “Protests happening in Tehran. Among other things, Iranian protesters reportedly chanting: ‘The regime told us our enemy is the US. But actually, our enemy is right here” (referring the regime itself).
Protests happening in Tehran. Among other things, Iranian protestors reportedly chanting: “The regime told us our enemy is the US. But actually, our enemy is right here” (referencing the regime itself). https://t.co/4i2JQym0pY
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 11, 2020