Bericht über den vierten Tag der Proteste in Basra
At least two people have died in Iraq’s oil-rich province of Basra as protesters targeted and set fire to government and political party buildings in a fourth consecutive night of violent unrest.
Protesters angry over poor public services clashed with security forces in the southern city of Basra on Thursday and hurled Molotov cocktails at the regional government headquarters there.
Crowds attacked the offices of the state-run Iraqiya TV and set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Dawa Party, the Supreme Islamic Council and the Badr Organisation, whose leaders are all vying to form Iraq’s ruling coalition.
Protesters also torched the offices of a powerful Shia armed group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, and those of the Hikma Movement, and stormed the house of the acting head of the provincial council.
Thousands of people took part in the protest.