Anti-government protests in Iraq: Death toll rises to 100

Source : 112 Ukraine

The number of injured approached 4,000 people
18:06, 5 October 2019
Open source
The number of victims of clashes during anti-government protests in Iraq has risen to 100. Al Arabiya TV channel reports this, citing data from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

It is noted that at least six police officers are among the dead. The number of victims approached 4 000 people. In Baghdad hospitals, there are 1,600 protesters.

On Friday, authorities announced the cancellation of the curfew imposed on Thursday night in Baghdad, as well as the cities of Al-Nasiriya, Al-Hill and Al-Amar. The traffic on the streets of Baghdad is restored. As the command of the Armed Forces joint operations stated, the security situation in Iraq is under control.
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We recall that  thousands of people took to the streets of Baghdad, Nasiria and other cities to protest against corruption in the state, unemployment, blackouts and water shortages.

Against the backdrop of anti-government rallies, access to the Internet and social networks was blocked in parts of the country, including the capital.

On October 2, police in Baghdad used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters.

Following the killing of protesters, a curfew was imposed.
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