Security forces used tear gas and live ammunition Sunday against demonstrators chanting "death to the dictator" and demanding the resignation of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Protests erupted after authorities admitted Saturday that they'd mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane packed with Iranians. Tweeting in Farsi, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed America would "stand with you," while the chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard apologized. Meanwhile, a missile barrage hit an Iraqi base hosting U.S. forces, but no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
How are these protests different? Unlike November's brutally suppressed demonstrations, these involve some conservative, normally pro-government Iranians.