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EU concerned over 'extreme violence' against protesters in Iraq's Karbala

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The European Union has expressed concerns over the "extreme violence" against the protesters in the Iraqi Shia holy city of Karbala earlier this week.


"Shocked and abhorred in view of reports of extreme violence against demonstrators in Kerbela – those responsible must be held accountable!," EU Ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.


People took to streets in Karbala on Monday night, where 18 protesters were killed and more than 800 others were injured, as part of the anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad and several other major cities.


Since the beginning of October, protests have been ongoing against corruption, unemployment, and lack of efficient public services.

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