Iran’s Judiciary Says Around 30 Arrested Over Plane Crash Protests

Protesters demonstrate in Tehran, Iran January 13, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media by Reuters .

DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) Iran‘s judiciary has arrested around 30 protesters who took to the streets after authorities admitted that a Ukrainian plane that crashed outside Tehran was accidentally hit by an Iranian missile, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

“Around 30 people have been arrested for taking part in illegal gatherings … We have tolerance towards legal rallies,” said Gholamhossein Esmaili, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by John Stonestreet)