Originally published at: Thousands of Iranians protest UN Security Council meeting (video)
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) - Hundreds of pro-government supporters marched through the streets of Tehran, Friday, ahead of the UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Iran.
Supporters burned a banner depicting USA flag with what appeared to be Star of David symbols, denouncing US President Donald Trump’s alleged support of anti-government protests in Iran.
The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting later on Friday to discuss protests in Iran, at the US request. Moscow has argued that the US call for the meeting interferes with Iran’s sovereignty.
At least 21 people have died in anti-government protests since Thursday with rallies against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption. President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public’s anger over Iran’s flagging economy but vowed to crackdown on lawbreakers. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also blamed the recent unrest on meddling by “enemies of Iran.”