Iraq: Protesters torch headquarters of Dijlah TV after it airs concert on Ashura

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribeDozens of protesters on Monday set the headquarters of Dijlah TV station in central Baghdad on fire after it broadcasted a music concert during Ashura in Muharram, a month holy to Shiite Muslims. Protesters chanted and waved flags in front of the burning building.It turns out that Karbouli (Jamal al-Karbouli, the owner of the TV channel) and those who stand with him from some political parties are spreading poison against the Shiites intending to end the Ashura procession, said a protester.According to reports, emergency services were at the scene but were prevented from putting out the fire by protesters.Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD. Video ID: 20200831-052 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20200831-052 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly