Protesters set Iranian Consulate building in Najaf on fire for 2nd time in a week
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  • 08:10 02 December 2019

Protesters set Iranian Consulate building in Najaf on fire for 2nd time in a week

Dozens of demonstrators were injured in clashes with security officers close to the Iranian consulate in Najaf on 28 November, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Demonstrators have reportedly set the Iranian consulate building in the Iraqi city of Najaf on fire for the second time in a week as violent protests rock Iraq’s southern regions.

Protesters, mostly young people, have reportedly accused the Iraqi elites of being corrupt and serving the interests of foreign powers, especially Iran, while the country is plagued by endemic poverty and mass unemployment.

Faig Mahmudov

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