Iran students sorry for ‘raining aubergines’ videos


Iranian state TV reporter speaks to students arrested over aubergine videosImage copyright IRINN
Image caption Iranian negate TV reporter speaks to students arrested over aubergine movies

5 Iranian students have apologised on TV after being arrested for making movies that looked as if it would ticket aubergines raining down on Tehran.

The flicks, displaying the vegetables falling on of us’s heads and cars, went viral on Persian social media.

Later the hardline Tasnim news agency stated five of us had been arrested for “causing public disquiet”.

The five men told negate TV they were art students who had made the movies for a college venture.

They told a reporter that they had wished to test their abilities in particular results.

They’d shared the movies handiest with their visitors and had no longer intended them to be circulated on-line, the students added.

Iran is without doubt one of the worst-hit international locations within the most up-to-date coronavirus disaster: the virus has killed 853 of us and infected terminate to 15,000 in Iran, in accordance to authorities figures.

“Sadly, [the videos] were misused and we are very sorry about this,” one of the lads stated.

Brig Gen Ali Zulqadri, the head of Tehran’s security power, moreover featured within the negate TV portray and stated he accredited that the movies were launched “mistakenly”.

The students and the TV reporter who spoke to them were all wearing face masks, presumably as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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