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More than 30 people were killed in the protests in Iraq


Iraqi protesters flee tear gas bullets from security forces while approaching Green in Baghdad, October 28, 2019. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in the Middle East, in Baghdad, many protesters blocked al-Ahrar bridge area in the center of Iraq's capital. Protesters issued a claim asking the government to carry out comprehensive reforms.

Riot police clashed with protesters and fired several rounds of natural and tear gas bullets to disperse the protesting crowd. According to a security source, the clashes have left seven protesters dead and more than 10 others injured.

Meanwhile, according to a statement by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, three protesters were killed and 12 protesters and security personnel were injured in the demonstrations taking place in Karbala city. Baghdad capital 110 km to the south. According to the announcement, the protests that took place on the night of November 3 have turned into clashes with security forces as protesters tried to break into the Iranian Consulate in the city.

Earlier on Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called for the return to life and activities of the people as protests continued throughout the country. A wave of anti-government protests has been taking place in Baghdad and other cities in central and southern Iraq since October 25. Protesters demanded that the government carry out comprehensive reforms, improve public services, create more jobs for people and stop corruption.

Meanwhile, on November 4, Middle East media reported that Iraqi security forces had captured a spy group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consisting of several Iraqi nationals and Lebanon in the capital Baghdad. According to security sources, the UAE "group of intruders" has carried out subversive activities to destabilize the Iraqi state. "The UAE group has been conducting extremely dangerous activities in Iraq to overthrow the government," the source said. The organization has been accused of funding money for several protests in Baghdad and many other cities. Iraqi authorities have not released any official comments on the incident yet.


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