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Sport Tear gas grenades kill 4 protesters in Baghdad: medics

14:21  14 november  2019
14:21  14 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition at anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing four and wounding more The deaths came hours after security forces cleared three flashpoint bridges of protesters , using stun grenades and tear gas amid heavy clashes.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces killed at least four people on Thursday and wounded more than 50 as they tried to push protesters further On Thursday morning, three protesters died after tear gas canisters directly struck them in the head and another died in hospital from wounds from a

Four protesters were killed by tear gas canisters in Baghdad on Thursday, medics told AFP, the latest deaths from what rights groups have slammed as a "gruesome" misuse of the weapon.

An Iraqi demonstrator runs as he carries a tear-gas canister during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani © REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani An Iraqi demonstrator runs as he carries a tear-gas canister during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

The medical sources said the protesters were hit near Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the epicentre of the weeks-long movement for sweeping political reform.

The United Nations had already documented 16 deaths from the military-grade canisters, which are up to 10 times heavier than regular tear gas grenades and can pierce skulls or lungs.

Amnesty International found that  demonstrators suffered "gruesome wounds and death after the grenades embed inside their heads."

The latest casualties came as the embattled government faces new pressure from the United Nations to enact reforms, including constitutional amendments and changes to the electoral law.

More than 330 people have been killed, most of them protesters, since demonstrations erupted in Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south on October 1.

Protester killed in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq: medics .
An Iraqi protester was killed on Tuesday in the capital Baghdad and dozens more wounded across the country's restive south as sit-ins turned violent, medics told AFP. The demonstrator died after being shot by a rubber bullet near Al-Ahrar bridge, which has been sealed off by security forces as it leads to a cluster of government buildings on the west bank of the river Tigris. A further 18 demonstrators were wounded near Al-Ahrar on Tuesday. At least 350 people have died and around 15,000 have been wounded since anti-government protests erupted in Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south nearly two months ago.

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