Protesters in Iraq once again puts the fire to the iranian consulate

Iran is considered as support of the Iraqi government, which in two months has been under pressure from large-scale demonstrations. For the second time in a w

Protesters in Iraq once again puts the fire to the iranian consulate

Iran is considered as support of the Iraqi government, which in two months has been under pressure from large-scale demonstrations.

For the second time in a week, demonstrators in the iraqi city of Najaf set fire to the iranian consulate in the city.

It says eyewitnesses to the news agency dpa. Politikilder in the city confirms to the news agency Reuters.

There is no immediate reports on casualties at the consulate. But earlier in the day cost the unrest elsewhere in the Najaf a five-year girl's life, say local lægekilder.

Sunday's fire comes at a time when the capital Baghdad as well as Najaf and several other cities in southern Iraq is characterized by anti-government protests.

the Protesters are among other things dissatisfied with what they experience as the increased iranian influence in Iraq.

Wednesday was the first time that there was set the fire to the iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf. Here used the security forces sharp shots and lots of tear gas against the demonstrators.

Iraq has since the beginning of October has been marked by demonstrations that have taken place in several parts of the country.

at Least 380 people have been killed during clashes between protesters and the iraqi police and the military, inform the iraqi menneskeretskommission, which is composed of the country's parliament.

Other sources put the number of deaths was higher.

on Sunday, the iraqi parliament accepted prime minister Adel Abdel-Mahdis resignation.

His departure was one of protesters ' main demands.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 02:00

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