Dozens of protesters surrounded and attacked the Iranian consulate in Karbala on Sunday, where they scaled the walls and raised an Iraqi flag.
Footage shows the protesters surrounding the barriers around the consulate. Fires were started and protesters can then be seen climbing the walls and carrying Iraqi flags.
According to reports, police fired live ammunition in an attempt to disperse the... Еще crowds, but there were no immediate reports of injuries resulting from the demonstrations. Protesters can be seen showing empty bullet casings.
Nationwide anti-government protests began in early October with a range of grievances from corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services. Military forces have imposed a curfew, and the demonstrations have been marked by violent clashes, nearly 150 people have been killed so far.