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As PMU gets involved in Iraqi protests, rumors about military coup spread

PMU leaders who have been silent about the protests have started to get involved, as rumors are spreading in the capital about a possible military coup in the country.

Roughly a month after the start of the protests in Iraq, a large number of protesters attacked the Iranian Consulate in the holy Shiite city of Karbala on the evening of Nov. 3. The demonstrators surrounded the consulate, raising Iraqi flags and throwing Molotov cocktails, causing a fire to break out on the premises.

As the protests have become strongly anti-Iranian, Iran has banned its citizens from traveling to Iraq until further notice.

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