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Iran's judiciary says around 30 arrested over plane crash protests

Aircraft parts from the wreckage of a Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after takeoff lie on the ground near Shahedshahr, Iran, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
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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.