According to reports the angry Iranians pour to the streets on their second days of protests and called for Khamenei's overthrow. The people in Azadi square in Tehran chanted for the Mullahs' to go away. They are protesting the downing of the Ukrainian airliner by the IRGC missiles on Jan. 8 which killed all 176 passengers and crews. There were 147 Iranians on board, and 57 were Canadians citizens.
On Friday Jan. 9 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his second conference announced that the Ukrainian airliner was shot down by the Iranian regime's missile.
In a massive protest in downtown Tehran-Iran with chants of “death to dictator,” thousands of students from Tehran universities declared their abhorrence at the slaughter of innocent passengers of a Ukrainian airliner and called for resignation of Ali Khamenei, the regime's supreme leader.
On Saturday, January 11, students of Tehran, Amir Kabir, Sharif Industrial, Allameh Tabatabaii, Teachers’ Training Universities and others took to the streets. Chanting, “Command-in-Chief of Armed Forces, resign, resign,” they marched in Hafez Avenue in downtown Tehran and called for the overthrow of Khamenei’s regime.
Security forces raided the protesters and used tear gas to disperse them. They shut down the gates of the University, locking in those still inside the campus. Female students confronted the anti-riot units calling them scoundrels. The protesters also tore down picture of Qasem Soleimani.
The students chanted radical slogans, most of them directed against the regime's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. Their chants included, “1,500 killed in November,” “Death to this theocracy, for crimes in all these years,” “Soleimani was a murderer, his leader is a murderer, too,” “We did not give our lives to compromise and praise the murderous leader,” “Don’t call us seditious, you are the sedition, you the oppressor,” “Khamenei shame on you, leave the country alone,” “IRGC shame on you, leave the country alone,” “student dies but does not succumb,” etc.
The protests came in the wake of the clerical regime accepting the responsibility of downing of the Ukrainian airliner killing 176 innocent passengers and crew on board. The regime said the IRGC anti-aircraft systems had struck the Ukrainian flight due to human error.
Prior to the protests Saturday evening, the students of Tehran University of Art and Tehran’s Amir Kabir University held vigils to commemorate the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash.
A number of students of Sharif Industrial University, Tehran University and Amir Kabir University were among the victims. The names of some of the female students who died in the downing of the Ukrainian airliner follows:
Nassim Rahmanifar, Elma Oladi, Shadi Jamshidi, Pouneh Gorji, Parinaz Ghaderpanah, Saba Sa’adat, Sara Sa’adat, Delaram Dadash-Nejad, Marzieh Forutan, Zeinab Assadi Lari, Azar Mamani, Sara Mamani, Ayda Farzaneh, Ghazal Nourian, Sajedeh Sara’iyan, and Ghanimat Ajdari.
Some physicians and university professors were also among the women killed in the Ukrainian plane disaster: Mojgan Daneshmand, professor of engineering in University of Alberta in Canada, Shokoufeh Choupan-Nejad, gynecologist; Neda Sediqi, surgeon and an ophthalmologist.