Iran Denies Shooting At Anti-Government Protesters, Despite Video Footage

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Iranian demonstrators, angry that their government accidentally shot down a passenger plane, took to the streets for a third day on Monday. Videos from these protests appear to show security forces using live ammunition against demonstrators, something that Iran's government has denied. All 176 people on the Ukraine-bound flight last Wednesday were killed. Iran initially said the Boeing 737-800 crashed because of a mechanical failure but and later said it downed the plane unintentionally. The majority of those who died were Iranians. Demonstrations over the "unforgivable mistake" started over the weekend. Security forces have been "dispersing anti-regime protests quickly and harshly with tear gas and rubber bullets," NPR's Peter Kenyon reported . They...

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Iran Denies Shooting At Anti-Government Protesters, Despite Video Footage

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