Third day of protests after authorities admit the military accidentally downed Kiev-bound plane, killing 176 people.

Protests in Iran have added pressure on the country's leaders after they admitted that the armed forces mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, following prior denials.

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 during as they protest in front of the Amir Kabir University in Tehran [Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA]

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 bound for Kiev, Ukraine, crashed minutes after take-off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
It happened just hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US forces in Iraq in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.