By JON GAMBRELL, AP | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Online videos appear to show Iranian police and security forces firing tear gas and live ammunition to disperse demonstrators who protested the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner.

The videos obtained Monday by The Associated Press show show tear gas being fired on what appears to be a peaceful crowd, which then turns to run away. Gunfire can be heard in the background.

Another clip shows a woman being carried away as a crowd shouts that she's been shot.

The protests came after Iran belatedly acknowledged accidentally shooting down a passenger plane and killing scores of Iranians at a time of soaring tensions with the United States.

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