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Iraq protests: Armed activists stormed TV channels buildings

Some employees were injured and equipment was damaged too
21:16, 6 October 2019

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Armed protesters in Iraq stormed the building of Al-Arabia news channel, owned by Saudi Arabia. Skynews reported this.


It is known that some employees of the TV channel were injured and equipment was damaged.

"The federal police refused to help us during the attack," a TV channel employee said.

It is known that activists also attacked the offices of Iraqi news channels Dajla and NRT, privately owned in Baghdad.

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Earlier it was reported that anti-government protests broke out in 9 provinces of Iraq. Initially, Iraqi Shiites in Baghdad and settlements in southern Iraq came out with calls for the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi.

The number of victims of clashes during anti-government protests has risen to 100. Al Arabiya TV channel reports this, citing data from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

It is noted that among the dead are at least six police officers. The number of victims approached 4 000 people. Only 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.

Related: U.S. soldier killed in Iraq

 

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