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World Anti-government protesters burn down Iranian consulate

06:30  28 november  2019
06:30  28 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Protesters torched the consulate in the holy

Anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired Three of the anti - government protesters were killed when security forces fired live rounds to disperse crowds in the holy city of Karbala late Tuesday

a group of people standing around a fire: Demonstrators set fire in front of the Iranian consulate, as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf© Reuters/STRINGER Demonstrators set fire in front of the Iranian consulate, as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf

Anti-government protesters burned down the Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf in the evening. One protester was killed and at least 35 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to prevent them from entering the building, a police official said.

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(BAGHDAD) — Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

The Latest on anti - government demonstrations in Iraq (all times local):10:25 p.m.An Iraqi police official says anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq. Protesters torched the Iranian consulate building in the holy city of Najaf

Anti-government protesters set fire to close streets during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)© ASSOCIATED PRESS Anti-government protesters set fire to close streets during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan) The demonstrators removed the Iranian flag from the building and replaced it with an Iraqi one. Iranian staff were not harmed and escaped the building from the back door and authorities imposed a curfew in Najaf. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The incident marked an escalation in the demonstrations that have raged in Baghdad and across the mostly Shiite southern Iraq since Oct. 1. The protesters accuse the Shiite-led government of being hopelessly corrupt and complain of poor public services and high unemployment. They are also decrying growing Iranian influence in Iraqi state affairs.

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BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Najaf burned down the Iranian Consulate there on Wednesday night in an outburst of anger at Iran , witnesses said. The government imposed a curfew until further notice.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

Security forces have fired bullets, tear gas and smoke bombs on a near-daily basis since the unrest began. At least 350 people have been killed and thousands wounded in what has become the largest grassroots protest movement in Iraq’s modern history.

a man standing in front of a fire: An Iraqi demonstrator gestures in front of the Iranian consulate, as people gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf© Reuters/STRINGER An Iraqi demonstrator gestures in front of the Iranian consulate, as people gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf Two protesters were killed and 35 wounded when security forces fired live rounds to disperse them from Baghdad’s historic Rasheed Street, security and hospital officials said.

The street, which is adjacent to the strategic Ahrar Bridge, has been the focus of violence for a full week, with near-daily incidents of deaths as a result of security forces using live ammunition and tear gas to keep demonstrators from advancing beyond a concrete barrier.

Protesters are occupying three key bridges in central Baghdad - Jumhuriya, Ahrar and Sinar - in a standoff with security forces. On Wednesday, they also burned tires on Ahrar Bridge to block security forces from accessing the area.

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Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the consulate , scaling the walls of the building, taking down an Iranian flag and replacing it with an Iraqi one. The attack on the consulate comes days after powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Ali Sistani said Iraq must not be influenced by any “regional or international

Security official says anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq. By The Associated Press | Posted - Nov 27th, 2019 @ 12:20pm.

The burning of the Iranian consulate followed tense days in southern Iraq, where protesters have burned tires and cut access to main roads in several provinces.

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The Iranian consulate in the holy shrine city of Karbala. These scenes will be cause for deep concern in lebanon is the subject of israel’s wrath since lebanon turned down a request by pompeo to allow israel Whilst I think there are legitimate protests against government corruption & crappy services

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In Karbala, four protesters were killed by live fire from security forces in the previous 24 hours.

Three of the anti-government protesters were killed when security forces fired live rounds to disperse crowds in the holy city of Karbala late Tuesday, security and medical officials said. One protester died of wounds suffered when a tear gas canister struck him in clashes earlier in the day.

a fire burning in a dark room: Demonstrators set fire in front of the Iranian consulate, as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf© Reuters/STRINGER Demonstrators set fire in front of the Iranian consulate, as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf Protesters have largely kept away from threatening Iraq’s economy, but in the southern city of Basra daily closures of the two main Gulf commodities port has caused disruptions to trade activity, a port official said.

Protesters continued to cut major roads to Umm Qasr and Khor al-Zubair ports on Wednesday, reducing trade activity by 50%, according to the port official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

Protesters also blocked roads leading to major oil fields in West Qurna and Rumaila. A senior oil ministry official said crude production was not impacted by the closures.

Three simultaneous explosions rocked Baghdad late Tuesday, killing five people and wounding more than a dozen, Iraqi officials said, in the first apparent coordinated attack since anti-government protests erupted. The bombings took place far from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of weeks of anti-government protests that have posed the biggest security challenge to Iraq since the defeat of the Islamic State group.


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