Iran plane crash victims’ press conference disrupted by vulgar video – National
An unknown individual appears to have disrupted a virtual press conference with some of the families of the victims of the plane crash in Iran in 2020.
The six families and their lawyers were discussing an Ontario court settlement of $ 107 million awarded Monday for their suffering. This followed a ruling last spring that the Iranian missile strike against the civilian aircraft was an intentional act of terrorism.
Families of the victims were due to speak about their reactions to the settlement on Tuesday at a Zoom press conference before the video stream appeared to be hijacked by a stranger.
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The video stream abruptly switched to a profanity rap video.
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A stranger then appeared on the screen.
It is not known at this time who the individual is, if he is responsible for the disruption or why the press conference appears to have been hijacked.
Lawyers and families had to stop and resume the press conference due to the disruption.
Global News has contacted the two lawyers involved in the settlement, who were part of the press conference when it was interrupted, for clarity on what happened.
Eighty-five Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents died in the tragedy, which saw Iran shoot Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 moments after take off from Tehran airport on January 8, 2020.
A total of 176 people died in the crash resulting from Iran’s actions.
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