One dead and 5 wounded in militia attack on demonstrators in Basra

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Source: Dubai – Arabic.net

The War Crimes Center in Iraq has announced the death of one person and five wounded, in an initial outcome of militia attacks on demonstrators in the southern city of Basra. The Iraqi security forces had fired live bullets to disperse the demonstrators The framework of the ongoing protests and the demand for political reforms As a result, some of them were seriously injured.

The demonstrators cut the road linking the eastern Hamza district to Diwaniyah, in protest against the use of excessive force against the demonstrators in the judiciary. The protesters also announced their intention to continue confronting the security forces at the commercial intersection.

Meanwhile, the movement continues to demonstrate in various regions of the country.

The Commission for Human Rights in Iraq had announced, on Tuesday evening, that 10 protesters had been killed within 24 hours in massive protests and violent clashes in different cities.

Security forces also arrested 88 protesters, while demonstrators cut key roads in Baghdad, Basra, and Nasiriyah, according to UNHCR.

Clashes erupted for the third consecutive day in Baghdad’s Aviation Square and in a number of southern cities, including Basra, Karbala, and Najaf. The protesters, mostly young men, threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the police, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

It is noteworthy that the unrest has paralyzed Iraq since the first of October, as protesters are demanding an end to what they describe as rooted corruption and the departure of the elite who have held the reins of power since 2003. More than 450 people were killed.



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