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16 Iraqis Killed by Security Forces After Burning Down the Iranian Consulate in Najaf
November 28, 2019
Iraqis, both Sunnis and Shi'is, are fed-up with the US-installed corrupt regime, they are in full revolt against it, demanding it to be thrown out (regime change by people).
Iraqi gov't imposes curfew in Najaf
The Baghdad Post, Thursday, 28 November 2019 0
Iraqi security forces shot dead (16)
protesters in the southern city of Nassiriya on Thursday, medical
sources said, and authorities imposed a
Najaf after demonstrators burned the Iranian consulate.
The inability of Iraq’s government and political class to deal with the unrest and answer protesters’ demands has fuelled public anger.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has promised electoral and
anti-corruption reform but barely begun delivering while security forces
have shot dead hundreds of mostly peaceful demonstrators in the streets
of Baghdad and southern cities.
Security forces opened fire on protesters who had gathered on a bridge in Nassiriya before dawn, medical sources said. 14 were killed and dozens were wounded, they said.
curfew was imposed in
protesters stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate late on
Wednesday. Businesses and
government offices remained closed in the city, state media
“The burning of the consulate last night was a brave act and a reaction from the Iraqi people - we don’t want the Iranians,” said Ali, a protester in Najaf.
Iraqi gov’t slams protesters’ attack on Iranian consulate
The Iraqi government on Thursday condemned the attack on Iranian consulate in Najaf, saying it was an attempt to harm Baghdad-Tehran relations.
Overnight Wednesday, tens of angry protesters stormed Iran’s consulate in Najaf, south of Iraq, and set fire to the building.
Iraqi foreign ministry called the perpetrators “outsiders” and said they were harming Iraq’s interests with their unpatriotic move.
It also called on protesters to reject the people disguising among them to lead a specific political agenda and harm the legitimate plea of the protesters.
A police official told Associated Press that at least one protester
was killed and 35 were wounded when security forces fired live
ammunition to prevent the protesters from entering the diplomatic
Iraq crackdown kills 13 protesters after Iran mission torched
Thursday¡ 28 November 2019 12:38 PM
Iraqi security forces cracked down on anti-government
protesters in the strife-torn south Thursday, leaving 13 people dead
in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate.
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