A video clip circulated Tuesday documenting Basra Governor Asaad al-Eidani while personally assaulting demonstrators. One of the security guards protecting him was also seen pursuing one of
Eidani was shown coming out of his car, which was surrounded by demonstrators wearing yellow jackets, attempting to aggressively reach for one of them. The clip also showed one of the elements of Eidani's protection while pursuing one of the protesters following the incident.
For his part, a security source said that the security forces arrested a cameraman of a satellite channel after documenting the incident, confiscating his camera.
Basra has witnessed large-scale protests that were launched on July 3, resulting in the death of dozens of protesters.