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Iraq: Protesters attack Iranian consulate in Karbala02:01

Iraq: Protesters attack Iranian consulate in Karbala

Iraq, Karbala
November 4, 2019 at 05:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters surrounded and attacked the Iranian consulate in Karbala on Sunday, where they scaled the walls and raised an Iraqi flag.

Footage shows the protesters surrounding the barriers around the consulate. Fires were started and protesters can then be seen climbing the walls and carrying Iraqi flags.

According to reports, police fired live ammunition in an attempt to disperse the crowds, but there were no immediate reports of injuries resulting from the demonstrations. Protesters can be seen showing empty bullet casings.

Nationwide anti-government protests began in early October with a range of grievances from corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services. Military forces have imposed a curfew, and the demonstrations have been marked by violent clashes, with nearly 150 people having been killed so far.

Iraq: Protesters attack Iranian consulate in Karbala02:01
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Dozens of protesters surrounded and attacked the Iranian consulate in Karbala on Sunday, where they scaled the walls and raised an Iraqi flag.

Footage shows the protesters surrounding the barriers around the consulate. Fires were started and protesters can then be seen climbing the walls and carrying Iraqi flags.

According to reports, police fired live ammunition in an attempt to disperse the crowds, but there were no immediate reports of injuries resulting from the demonstrations. Protesters can be seen showing empty bullet casings.

Nationwide anti-government protests began in early October with a range of grievances from corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services. Military forces have imposed a curfew, and the demonstrations have been marked by violent clashes, with nearly 150 people having been killed so far.

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