WATCH: Iranian Students Refuse To Walk On US, Israel Flags During Anti-Government Protest

In this still image taken from a video clip, demonstrators at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran can be seen walking around U.S. and Israeli flags, instead of over them, on Jan. 12, 2020. (MEMRI)

TEHRAN (JNS) — In an apparent act of defiance against the Iranian government, hundreds of student protesters at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran on Sunday refused to walk over U.S. and Israeli flags.

In a video clip of the event translated by MEMRI, students can be seen making efforts to walk around the flags and berating those that do not. According to some reports, demonstrators also chanted, “Our enemy is Iran, not America.”

The demonstration comes in the aftermath of the downing of Ukraine International Flight PS 752, a Boeing 737 that crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Wednesday.

After days of denying responsibility for the attack, Iran finally admitted to shooting down the airliner. Following the admission, thousands of Iranians took to the streets calling for the leadership to resign.

At Tehran’s Amirkabir University on Saturday night, thousands of protesters shouted “Khamenei is over!” and called the government “shameless.”

On Monday, videos surfaced of Iranian police and security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas at protesters in Tehran’s Azadi Square.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday commended the courage of the Iranians who have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.

“They deserve freedom, liberty and the ability to live in security and peace, all of which the regime denies them,” he said at the weekly Security Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

U.S. President Donald Trump also conveyed his support for the protesters, writing on Twitter, “We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.”


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  1. 1) The Iranians are Good people (unlike the Saudis who are terrorists) see picture above
    2) There is Democracy in Iran (unlike in Saudi Arabia) Thousand of Jews with Shuls and schools.
    3) 9/11 and the recent terror in Fla 2 weeks ago was committed by Saudis not Iranians
    4) Trump Bombed Iranian Leaders and kissed and continue to do business with the Saudis.
    5) All terror 9/11 etc were commited by sunnis like Saudis, Hamas etc
    6) There was never any terror commited in the USA by Shia muslims (Iran)
    7) all suicide bombers in Israel in the last 50 years were Sunnis (supported by the Saudis and other Sunnis)
    Emes? Question, Kashe? who is better to Jews , Israel? Sunnis or Shias? When you trying to figure out the answer , dont let Trump business interest affect your judgement.


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