Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iraq, November 5, 2019—Demonstrators in Karbala, an important Shiite city in southern Iraq, once again launched a surge around the Iranian regime’s consulate on Monday, according to Al Arabiya TV, bringing down the mullahs’ flag and installing their country’s flag in its place.
The Karbala demonstrators also installed a large banner reading: “Closed by the order of the people.”
“Tonight, the demonstrators showed their latest signs of anger against the Iranian regime. They were seen torching tires and chanting, ‘Iran, out, out! Karbala, free, free!’” the Al Arabiya TV report continued.
The Associated Press reported on Monday that five people, including four demonstrators and a security officer, were killed and 60 injured in clashes focused in downtown Baghdad where demonstrators were attempting to cross the Al-Ahrar Bridge and reach government buildings.
An Iraqi security official and a Health Ministry official said 60 people were also injured in Monday’s unrests. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have recently been demonstrating in Baghdad and most Shiite cities in the country’s southern provinces, all demanding the government to step down or be overthrown.
Iraqi demonstrators remain focused on overthrowing the government while also targeting Tehran’s mullahs in their slogans. The Iranian regime, with its expansionist agenda in Iraq, is pushing this important oil-rich country of the Arab World into the abyss and making a misery out of life for the Iraqi people.
It is worth noting that demonstrations in Iraq began with economic demands, and quickly evolved into calls to overthrow the government in Baghdad and toppling the entire political apparatus ruling the country.
Al Hurra TV reported Monday was yet another day of bloody protests and demonstrations in Iraq. Security forces were seen shooting live bullets and directly targeting the demonstrators, making the scenes extremely violent.
AP: Iraqi people strongly protesting #Iran's meddling.— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) 2 November 2019
Tens of thousands of people rallying in Baghdad's Tahrir Square in the largest anti-government rally that began a month ago. Many people have been killed & injured in clashes with security forces.pic.twitter.com/etxh1epR4W
Parallel to states measures cutting off internet communications in Baghdad and other cities, at least nine people were reportedly killed in Karbala and Baghdad, along with dozens of others left injured.
Eyewitnesses say security forces began opening fire as demonstrators reached the state TV/radio building and the Iranian regime’s embassy in Baghdad. Furthermore, security forces constantly fired tear gas into crowds of demonstrators heading for the ministries of Judiciary and Foreign Affairs.
In Iraqi cities, demonstrators are stomping on images of Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini, Khamenei & Soleimani. Such footage is published across the globe, debunking Tehran’s 40-year lies of enjoying support among Shiites.#Iran#Iraqhttps://t.co/hY0dWFX83S— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) 3 November 2019