President Trump tweeted a message of support in English and Farsi to demonstrators in Iran following a day of protests in the country.
Thousands of people gathered in front of the gate of Amirkabir University of Technology not far from the former US Embassy in Tehran on Saturday in anti-government protests.
The students were originally set to gather for a vigil ceremony to commemorate the victims of the downed Ukrainian Airlines plane, but the mood of the crowd shifted to anger, Iran’s semi-official FARS News Agency reported.
Across social media people posted the following:
“The Chief Commander of all army forces (Supreme Leader) must resign.”
“Resignation is not enough. The responsible must be tried.”
“Death to dictator.”
“IRGC, resignation, resignation. Leave the power.”