Update 2020-01-12: Protesters had also gathered at Sharif University in Tehran on Saturday (11 January). Heightened security measures are to be expected.
2020-01-12: Protests took place at Amirkabir University in Tehran on Saturday evening (11 January, local time), after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards had admitted responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft. The demonstration was dispersed since protesters had reportedly blocked roads and criticized the government. It was not immediately clear whether tear gas was deployed.
Further protests, which could lead to violent clashes, are possible – also in other parts of the country. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.