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Demonstrators fire at Iranian embassy in Iraq

Iraqi protests are gaining momentum day by day. The protests that have been taking place in the country since last October have taken a violent turn on Wednesday night. Protesters set fire to an Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf last night. News Al Jazeera.

Al-Jazeera's report said yesterday that the most powerful manifestation of the anti-government protests in the country has been going on for the past few days. Curfew has been issued in the area in connection with the fire in the consulate. In addition, security forces opened fire, killing one and injuring 35 more.

Iraqi state-run media reported that it was possible to safely evacuate all officers and staff who were there before the attack on the consulate building. Al-Jazeera tells eyewitnesses that protesters set fire to the boundary wall and the main building around the consulate building.

According to a report by the US news agency AP, members of the security forces began to resist as protesters began to gather. Without direct firing, they burst into tears. However, no details are yet known. 35 persons was killed and seven were injured in police firing.

The anti-government protests have begun in southern Shiite-dominated provinces, including Baghdad, the capital of Iraq since the first day of October. Protesters are protesting against the government against unlimited corruption, poor public service, poor living standards and large numbers of people's unemployment.

However, members of the country's security forces have been on the rise since the protests began. In addition to being directly shot to suppress the protests, they are throwing tear gas and smoke bombs. So far at least 350 protesters have been killed in the security forces' suppression. Thousands were injured.


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