Protesters in Iraq sets fire to the iranian consulate

Iranian influence in Iraq's political life creates anger among many iraqi protesters. Protesters in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq on Wednesday night set

Protesters in Iraq sets fire to the iranian consulate

Iranian influence in Iraq's political life creates anger among many iraqi protesters.

Protesters in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq on Wednesday night set fire to the iranian consulate in the city.

This was stated by sources in the iraqi police and civil defence.

the Staff at the consulate was evacuated, before the protesters stormed the building, says the sources.

Authorities have introduced a curfew in Najaf after the incident, writes the iraqi media.

Thousands of iraqis have in the past month demonstrated against the government, which they regard as corrupt.

the Anger among many of the protesters is rooted in a perception that the government is in the pocket of foreign powers, especially the neighboring country of Iran.

Parties and paramilitary groups that has the backing of Iran, has a majority in the Iraqi parliament and public institutions.

Iraqi security forces have shot and killed over 300 people in an attempt to crack down on the unrest. Several thousand others are injured.

the Demonstrations, which is especially concentrated in the capital Baghdad and the southern part of Iraq, is the greatest, Iraq has experienced since the amerikanskledede invasion in 2003.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 05:00

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