July 14, 2018 / 7:06 PM / 5 months ago

Protesters storm provincial government building in Iraqi city of Kerbala - local sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Protesters stormed the provincial government building in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Saturday, a Reuters witness said.

Protests over poor government services and corruption, which had spread to the Shi’ite holy city on Saturday, entered their sixth consecutive day in several cities in Iraq’s southern provinces.

(This story has been refiled to make spelling of Kerbala in headline, text and slug conform to Reuters style.)

Reporting by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Gareth Jones

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