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World Iraq protests death toll rises to 305 with nearly 15,000 injured

13:30  10 november  2019
13:30  10 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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At least 305 people have been killed and nearly 15 , 000 have been injured in Iraq since the start of anti-government protests in October, according to activists and the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq (IHCHR).

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At least 305 people have been killed and nearly 15,000 have been injured in Iraq since the start of anti-government protests in October, according to activists and the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq (IHCHR).

a group of people walking down a street: Iraqi demonstrators run for cover during clashes with Iraqi forces in al-Khalani square in central Baghdad on November 9, 2019. - Iraqi forces unleashed live ammunition as they pushed towards the capital's main anti-government protest camp, after political leaders agreed to stand up the government by any means -- including force. (Photo by SABAH ARAR / AFP) (Photo by SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images)© SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images Iraqi demonstrators run for cover during clashes with Iraqi forces in al-Khalani square in central Baghdad on November 9, 2019. - Iraqi forces unleashed live ammunition as they pushed towards the capital's main anti-government protest camp, after political leaders agreed to stand up the government by any means -- including force. (Photo by SABAH ARAR / AFP) (Photo by SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Four protesters were killed in Baghdad on Saturday after Iraqi Security Forces pushed back hundreds of protesters and burnt several tents that were being used for an overnight sit-in, according to Iraqi activists.

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Five Iraqis died in Saturday protests , raising the total death toll to 93 since the anti-government demonstrations began last week, a human rights Among the dead were security members. He added that nearly 4, 000 people, mostly protesters , were injured . Iraqi News reported that al-Bayati said "at

Teargas and live ammunition was used by Iraqi security forces in the al Khalani commercial area, about 1 kilometer from Tahrir square -- Iraq's ground zero for demonstrations.

The higher death toll also includes two people who were killed Friday in the southern city of Basra during violent protests, the IHCR said in a statement. Basra is an oil-rich city located some 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Another 100 people were wounded in Basra as Iraqi security forces used teargas and live bullets.

At least 23 students were also injured in Nasiriyah Sunday, after a tear gas cannon from Iraqi forces mistakenly went off inside a nearby intermediate school for girls, witnesses told CNN.

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The increased death toll includes two people killed on Friday in violent protests in the southern city of Basra, the IHCR said. Basra is an oil-rich city located about 450 kilometers south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Another 100 people were wounded in Basra when Iraqi security forces deployed tear gas

Hundreds of high school students were marching the streets in a fresh round of protests in the city, located south of Baghdad. Witnesses say Iraqi security forces began to use tear gas on the protesters when one of the tear gas cannons went off inside the school for girls.

The condition of the students were not immediately clear and authorities have not officially commented on the incident.

a close up of a busy city street: Iraqi demonstrators gather in al-Khalani square in central Baghdad on November 9.© SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images Iraqi demonstrators gather in al-Khalani square in central Baghdad on November 9.

Biggest protests since fall of Saddam

Protests have erupted in Baghdad and in several Shiite provinces in the south over unemployment, government corruption and the lack of basic services -- such as electricity and clean water.

Many Iraqis blame the current political parties in power for their economic hardship and the scale of the protests, believed to be the biggest since the fall of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, took the government by surprise.

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The death toll from anti-government protests in Iraq rose to nearly 100 on Saturday, the fifth day of protests , the country's parliamentary human rights commission said. Additionally, Saudi-owned television station Al-Arabiya said masked gunmen stormed their Baghdad offices, injuring several

The death toll from mass protests in Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq rose to 73 on More than 3, 000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment A total of 540 demonstrators have been arrested, of whom nearly 200 remain in custody, the panel added.

Following the deadly response from Iraqi security forces, demonstrators are calling for early elections and demanding that the government step down.

Amid Saturday's violent protests, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said that his government will make "significant ministerial amendments," and that the young generation of Iraqis is leading a movement that "shakes the entire country."

Abdul Mahdi agreed to resign on October 31 after weeks of anti-government protests.

In a televised speech to the nation on Iraq's Al-Iraqiya TV, President Barham Salih said Abdul Mahdi had agreed to step down on the condition that a successor is agreed to replace him.

"The Prime Minister has agreed to resign," Salih said, adding that Abdul Mahdi had asked "political blocs to reach an acceptable alternative" in order "to prevent a vacuum."

Officials have attempted to regain control with the use of lethal force, while also imposing curfews and internet blackouts. The government said it only shoots when attacked, but demonstrators have disputed that.

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