Protests at US Embassy – level 2

03-01-2019 15:00

6,000 protesters came to the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq because of US airstrikes that happened last weekend.

The five deadly airstrikes killed 25 people and hurt dozens of people in a militia group that Iran supports. Many of the protesters were part of that same group.

Some of the protesters broke into the embassy, burned things, and broke windows. The US soldiers who were guarding the embassy fired tear gas at the protesters.

There were no plans to evacuate the embassy and no Americans were hurt. Iran says that it was not part of the protests.

Difficult words: airstrike (an attack on something with a flying vehicle such as a plane), militia (a group of people who are similar to an army), tear gas (a gas that hurts people’s eyes and it makes them leave an area).

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