Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Iraq

Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Iraq

Anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Najaf for the second time in less than a week, according to police sources.

At least 33 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to repel them from entering the building, a police official said. Authorities declared a curfew in Najaf after the incident, Daily Sabah reported.

The country has been rocked by mass protests since early October against poor living conditions and corruption. Protesters' demands later spiraled into calls for dissolving the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who handed in his resignation on Saturday.

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