Dozens of men in Iraqi Kurdistan attempted to lynch a woman who wanted to participate in the car and motorcycle race held every year in the Hiwan District of Sulaymaniyah on Friday.
The footage shared on social media shows nearly 100 men chasing the woman, and some men beating her while calling her a “whore”.
The woman escaped from the scene by getting into a car with one person’s help. According to local reports, the man who helped the woman was stabbed by the crowd and was hospitalised.
The woman that was attacked is reportedly an Iranian national.
Sulaymaniyah police stated that 16 people have been detained in connection to the attack and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.