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Peaceful gathering for condolences at Iraqi Consulate for Iran 'terrorists'

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jan 07, 2020

Tensions were running high outside of the Iraqi Consulate in Southfield, Michigan, Tuesday afternoon as it opened its doors to people who want to write and send condolences in the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Police were on the scene, protesters were too. There was no trouble in sight.

The decision to honor the men labeled by the United States as terrorists caused the tension. Several people who are Trump supporters showed up with "Make America Great Again" hats and said they wanted their voices heard.

The Consulate was open Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and will be again tomorrow during the same hours. The country of Iraq ordered the Consulate here to open the doors and open a register of condolences.

This article was written by Jim Kiertzner for WXYZ .