June 3, 2014
The deserted streets of Seif Saad in Karbala, after violent clashes between government forces and supporters of Mahmoud al-Hasani al-Sarkhi, a Shiaa cleric who opposes Ali Sistani.
The streets of Karbala are empty of pedestrians and cars because of the curfew imposed by security authorities.
Video also includes Security conference for the police of Karbala with spokesman Col. Ahmed Omran Hasnawi, in Karbala police headquarters:
Transcription of Col. Ahmed Omran Hasnawi's speech:
"By constitution, it is a human’s right to have a personal belief or adopt an ideology. On the other hand, aiding the enemy during combat, buying weapons illegally, forming militias, and assaulting security forces, are unforgivable crimes. It is the government’s job to consider the welfare of the population and their security.
The city of Karbala, the land of peace, love, and forgiveness should not to be overtaken by terrorists and their allies."