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Pakistan: Soleimani killing sparks outrage among Shia community

15 197 03.01.2020 Инфо

M/S Protesters set American flags on fire, Islamabad
M/S Flags burning
C/U Flags burning
C/U Flags burning
M/S Protesters reciting prayers
W/S Protesters reciting prayers
W/S Protesters reciting prayers
C/U Protesters reciting prayers
M/S Protesters chanting (Urdu): "Allahu Akbar"
SOT, Agha Syed Ali Rizvi, member of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) (Urdu): ''Anywhere if there are followers of Qasem Soleimani, God willing, they will kill the terrorists there."
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M/S Coffins draped with US flags and child with picture of Qasem Soleimani
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M/S Woman with picture of Soleimani
M/S Protesters marching
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W/S Protesters chanting (Urdu): "Death to Israel"
M/S Banner reading (Urdu): 'We condemn the sad martydom of Qasem Soleimani by American attack'
C/U Boy with picture of Qasem Soleimani
W/S Protests
M/S Placard reading: 'Down with Israel'
C/U Banner reading (Urdu) 'We condemn the sad martydom of Qasem Soleimani by American attack'
C/U Protesters
W/S Protesters marching and chanting (Urdu): "Martydom!"
M/S Protesters marching and chanting (Urdu): "War will continue, death to America"
M/S Protesters marching and chanting (Urdu): "Listen Yazidis - we are death for you"
M/S Protesters marching and chanting (Urdu): "War will continue, death to Israel, death to the House of Saud"
M/S Protesters
SCRIPT
The killing of Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani provoked the ire of Islamabad's Shia community on Friday.
The event was organised by two Shia groups: Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and the Imamia Student Organisation (ISO).
Protesters burnt mock coffins draped with US flags and chanted against the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
In an interview, MWM leader Agha Syed Ali Rizvi said ''anywhere if there are followers of Qasem Sulaimani, God willing, they will kill the terrorists there.''
Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and other Iran-backed militia leaders were killed in a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport in the early hours of Friday morning.
The Quds Force leader was regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The Pentagon released a statement confirming the US had carried out the airstrike at the order of US President Donald Trump, calling it a "decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad.'' Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "severe revenge awaits the criminals" behind the attack.