Mourners of Famed Iraqi Poet Attack Official Convoy.

People attacked several vehicles Saturday during the Baghdad funeral of a renowned Iraqi poet, apparently believing them to be in a convoy carrying the Iraqi prime minister.

The participants in the funeral of Muzaffar al-Nawab accused the government and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of being a failure and of “stealing the voice” of protesters who took part in the October 2019 mass protests against corruption in Iraq.

It was not immediately clear whose convoy was attacked. An Iraqi official denied it belonged to al-Kadhimi, saying it belonged to the security detail of one of his ministers.

Muzaffar al-Nawab was one of Iraq's most famous and influential poets and political critics.

(AP)

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