Thousands of Iranians pouring into the streets

After days of denial, the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet.
2:38 | 01/12/20

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Next to Iran finally admitting they blew the passenger jet from the sky. The Ukrainian jet backed with 176 civilians, killing everyone on board. They say they, quote, regret the mistake. Protests growing in Iran over the accident. Even calling on the ayatollah to step down. The latest from Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, thousands of Iranians pouring into the streets, angry, shouting, rouhani, shame on you. Even calling for the ayatollah's removal. After the Iranian government finally admitted it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet, after days of denial. Iran's military says the Boeing 737 was misidentified as a cruise missile flying over Tehran. The plane was clear to take off less than four hours after Iran launched 20 missiles on bases used by U.S. Troops in Iraq. The missiles launched to avenge the death of Iran's top military commander qassem soleimani. All 176 people on the plane, including Iranians and Canadians, were killed. Iran must take full responsibility. Canada will not rest until we get the accountability, justice and closure. Reporter: Iran's foreign minister apologized for the deadly crash but also blamed the U.S., tweeting, human error at time of crisis caused by U.S. Adventurism led to disaster. On the night of the tragedy, U.S. Intelligence captured radar signals from the Iranians, which targeted the jetliner. A satellite saw two missiles fire. At least one exploded into pieces near the jet. Ukraine's president posting these photos of what he said is shrapnel damage on the plane. Among the questions, why Ukraine's airline was not warned of the dangers and why the airspace was left open. This is one of the issues that we certainly need better answers to. Stephanie Ramos joins us life on set. The president tweeting moments ago about the accident and putting even more pressure on Iran. He is, the president tweeting a few moments ago that the government of Iran should allow human rights groups to monitor and report back from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters nor another internet shutdown. The world is watching. The president responding to the calls for accountability.

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