Iraqi protesters force US embassy staff to flee in Baghdad
Protesters threw stones at the gate while others chanted, ‘No, no, America! ... No, no, Trump!’
Baghdad — The US ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside the gate denounced US air strikes in Iraq.
On Sunday, US planes attacked bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia, a move that risks drawing Iraq further into a proxy conflict between Washington and Tehran at a time when mass protests are challenging Iraq’s political system...