Massive Anti-Government Protests In Iran

Apologies from government officials appear to have done little to quell the anti-government protests in Iran after a jetliner was shot down last week. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tehran condemning authorities for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board.

The disaster came just hours after Iran fired missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the drone strike at the Baghdad airport that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Protestors have even called for the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to resign – and leave – Iran. To that end, as police have responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, President Trump is warning Iran: "do not kill your protestors." As with several other related tweets, he also offered his message in Farsi.