“The protests have been a stunning contrast to the emotional outpouring by millions of demonstrators, just a week ago, at memorials for General Qassem Suleimani … The back-to-back outpourings are not a contradiction. Iranians are passionately proud of their country—which dates back millennia, before Persia’s seventh-century conversion to Islam or the 1979 Iranian Revolution—whether or not they like their leaders or political system … But the shooting down of the Ukrainian flight, further defaming Iran’s already deeply tarnished image, also struck a nationalist nerve.” Robin Wright in The New Yorker: The Anger and Anguish Fuelling Iran’s Protests.