The growing pro-Democracy demonstrations in Iran turned violent Monday when police apparently fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse the growing crowd.
“Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government’s attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets,” reports the Associated Press.
“For a growing number of critics — from ordinary citizens to notable athletes and artists — the events have revealed a government that is incapable of following through on its incendiary rhetoric and willing to mislead its own people about a national tragedy in order to avoid embarrassment,” adds the AP.
“They are lying that our enemy is America! Our enemy is right here!” students shouted.
Watch the footage above.
Source: Associated Press