September 6, 2018 / 6:17 PM / 8 months ago

Protesters in Iraq's Basra attack offices of political parties and state-run TV channel

People shout slogans during a protest near the building of the government office in Basra, Iraq September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters in Iraq’s Basra on Thursday set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Dawa Party, the Islamic Supreme Council and the largest Iran-backed Shi’ite militia group in the country, the Badr Organization, local security sources said.

They also attacked the local offices of the state-run al-Iraqiya TV channel, in the fourth consecutive night of violent unrest.

Reporting by Aref Mohammed; writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Toby Chopra

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