WHILE public outrage among Iranians has morphed into united street action to demand the ousting of Iran’s President, the UK ambassador to Iran has just now been arrested while photographing the ‘uprising’ in Tehran.
Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported that Rob Macaire was present during the Saturday protests in front of Tehran’s Amir Kabir University and was arrested while in the vicinity.
Macaire was appointed to the Ambassador role in April 2018, replacing Nicholas Hopton.
Iranians have gathered in the streets of Tehran in their thousands to demand the resignation of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei after the regime admitted it had mistakenly shot down a civilian passenger plane. Yet the regime – through the use of its strict police force and terrorist wing, the Revolutionary guard – are seemingly attempting to suppress the mass protests for fear of further losing face on the world stage at such a crucial moment.
Angry crowds gathered tonight in at least four locations in Tehran, chanting ‘death to liars’ and calling for the country’s supreme leader to step down over the tragic military blunder, video from the scene shows.
What began as mournful vigils for Iranian lives lost on the flight soon turned to outrage and protest against the regime, and riot police quickly cracked down, firing tear gas into the crowd.
‘Death to the Islamic Republic’ protesters chanted, as the regime’s security forces allegedly used ambulances to sneak heavily armed paramilitary police into the middle of crowds to disperse the demonstration.
The Iranian Government hasn’t of yet release any official confirmation or statement about the British Ambassador’s arrest. VoteWatch will update as the story develops.