Iranian Student Association at UK holds vigil for jetliner crash victims
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Iranian Student Association at the University of Kentucky hosted a vigil Friday to remember the 176 lives lost in a Ukrainian jetliner crash in Tehran, Iran.
Pictures of crash victims lined the steps of Memorial Hall. Some observers became emotional upon seeing the photos of the victims.
There is growing evidence an Iranian missile downed the jetliner. Iran denies the claim.
UK student and Tehran-native, Banafsheh Aghayee, says with the tension between Iran and the United States, it’s important to stand in solidarity as a community on campus.