Anti-government protests resume in Iraq: dozens injured

Anti-government protests resume in Iraq: dozens injured

Today in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, anti-government protests resumed, more than 20 people became victims of clashes.
It is reported by Shafaq News.

“At least 21 demonstrators were killed, another 2,000 people were injured during Friday’s protests in Iraq,” the report said.

A law enforcement source told Shafaq News that a curfew had been imposed from 20:00 until further instructions in Dhi Kar Province due to armed clashes that erupted between protesters and members of Asaib Ahlai al-Haq.

Anti-government protests resumed in the Iraqi capital Baghdad after a three-week hiatus due to high levels of corruption and unemployment. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has already announced that he will begin to implement the necessary reforms and will conduct changes in the government next week.

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It is noted that a wave of anti-government protests in various cities of Iraq began in early October.

Due to the excessive use of force by law enforcement during the protests, a total of 149 people died and more than 3 thousand were injured. After promises to improve life in the country by the government, demonstrations temporarily ceased.

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