Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala

24th Aug 2015
Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala

By Ali Abo-Rezeg

 

KARBALA, (AA): Hundreds of angry demonstrators stormed a government building in the Shia-dominated Iraqi province of Karbala on Sunday.

“The protesters stormed the administrative building of al-Hindiyyah district and destroyed the windows of the building because the mayor refused to resign from his position,” Zahra Matar, a member of the Karbala provincial council told Anadolu Agency.

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in 11 provinces on Friday to protest rising unemployment, corruption and the absence of services.

[Photo: Aerial view of Imam Husayn’s shrine and Abbas ibn Ali’s shrine are seen as pilgrims gather in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December 13, 2014. Photographer: Ali Jassim/Anadolu Agency]

Leave a Comment

What is 13 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets