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World Iraq: Two protesters killed in Baghdad after clashes with police

09:06  28 july  2020
09:06  28 july  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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IRAQ-DEMONSTRATIONS: Iraq: Two protesters killed in Baghdad after clashes with police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least two people died in clashes between Protesters and Iraqi security forces in central Baghdad, security and medical sources said on Monday, the first fatal incident for several months in Tahrir Square, which last year became the site of anti-government rallies.

The demonstrators had gathered to protest against the power cuts in the middle of the heat wave, with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius.

According to corroborating police and medical sources, the security forces attempted to contain the demonstration and fired tear gas. Protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails, a security source said.

Several protesters said security forces fired live ammunition to disperse the crowd.

Demonstrations are "a legitimate right and security forces are not allowed to fire even a single bullet at demonstrators," Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi later said during a televised address, adding that he had called for an urgent investigation.

(Amina Ismail, Maher Nazih; French version Jean Terzian)

Iraq: deadly clashes in Baghdad between demonstrators and police .
© REUTERS / Thaier al-Sudani A protester in the streets of Baghdad defies the police. July 12, 2020 In Iraq, clashes took place on the night of July 26 to 27 in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad between demonstrators and the police, killing at least two people. The protests in Iraq had grown on an unprecedented scale last October and for several months, before losing intensity due to the coronavirus, containment measures, and a change of government.

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