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Demonstrations turn deadly in Iraq, 23 killed

Demonstrations turn deadly in Iraq, 23 killed

Baghdad - The confrontations began early in the morning after anti-government demonstrations resumed.



By AP

Published: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 11:14 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 1:23 AM

Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters on Friday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital Baghdad with thick white smoke.
At least 23 protesters were killed and dozens were injured, security officials said.
The confrontations began early in the morning after anti-government demonstrations resumed, following a three-week hiatus.
The protests began on October 1 over corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services but quickly turned deadly as security forces cracked down, using live ammunition for days.


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