On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters. The demonstrators stormed and torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf. Reuters reported that this incident “could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities.”
“At least 29 people died in the southern city of Nassiriya when troops opened fire on demonstrators who blocked a bridge before dawn on Thursday and later gathered outside a police station. Police and medical sources also said dozens of others were wounded. Four others were killed in Baghdad, where security forces opened fire with live ammunition and rubber bullets against protesters near a bridge over the Tigris river, the sources said, and two died in clashes in Najaf. In Nassiriya thousands of mourners took to the streets, defying a curfew to bury their dead after the mass shooting,” , protest the mass killing of demonstrators by oppressive security forces., with at least 24 protesters killed by security forces.
Iraqi protesters torched a base of the security forces.
Another 120 are injured as security forces opened fire on protesters.pic.twitter.com/WrE0qG8gBT
— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 28, 2019
On September 2017 on the fourth anniversary of Ashraf massacre, in a ceremony in the presence of a number of international personalities and a large group of PMOI-MEK members in Tirana, Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi said: “The mass execution of PMOI members was the hidden half of the regime’s retreat in the nuclear talks and the JCPOA. Before the start of the talks with P5+1 and signing of an agreement in November 2013, the regime resorted to the massacre in Ashraf…the massacre in Ashraf, however, does not fade in the past. Like the 1988 massacre, it is directly tied to the Resistance, and freedom and human rights in Iran. The dossier on Ashraf must be opened, and Khamenei, Maliki and others involved in this massacre must face justice.”