The internation community on Saturday condemned the overnight attack by unidentified gunmen that left more than a dozen people dead.
Outraged and deeply saddened at last night's killings of scores of protesters and security forces by criminal elements / الطرف الثالث. Who are the real مخربون ?— Martin Huth (@EUAmbIraq) December 7, 2019
Last night's wanton violence against unarmed demonstrators was appalling and horrific. Peaceful demonstrators must have the right to express their views without risk of harm and the Iraqi government has an obligation to protect them.— U.S. Embassy Baghdad (@USEmbBaghdad) December 7, 2019
Call on the government to take additional steps to protect the demonstrators and hold the perpetrators of last night's attacks accountable.— U.S. Embassy Baghdad (@USEmbBaghdad) December 7, 2019