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Iraq: Three killed in Baghdad clashes amid reports of gunfire

0 15.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Sots and explosion heard; protesters running at anti-government demonstration in Khulani Square, Baghdad
M/S Injured protester carried to ambulance
M/S Protesters running
W/S Protesters dancing
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters chanting and waving Iraqi flags
M/S Protesters waving flags; smoke
W/S Protest
W/S Protesters on rickshaws
W/S Protest
W/S Tear gas
W/S Protesters throwing rocks
W/S Shots heard at protest
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters waving flags
W/S Protesters on Khulani Square; explosions heard
W/S Protesters running
W/S Protesters dancing and waving flags
W/S Protesters waving Iraqi flags in sunset
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "They shoot live bullets, we can't go forward, they fire live bullets at us; we cannot approach them. Yesterday they surrounded us in the alleys. The day before they arrived here, they burned tuk-tuks and destroyed tents."
M/S Injured protester being carried
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "Today, a member of the riot police arrested me. I don't know how it happened, because I crossed the concrete barriers and they beat me to the point of breaking my body, I felt like I could no longer see with my own eyes."
W/S Protesters waving Iraqi flags in sunset
SCRIPT
At least three were reportedly killed and 50 injured in clashes with security forces during anti-government demonstrations in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Friday, as demonstrators reported gunfire.
Protesters can be seen waving flags, chanting and running as explosions and sounds similar to gunshots can be heard.
The demonstrators reportedly gathered in Tahrir square and attempted to march towards Khulani Square where they were blocked by concrete barriers and security forces.
"They shoot live bullets, we can't go forward, they fire live bullets at us; we cannot approach them," said one protester.
Massive anti-government protests have gripped the country since October 1, when demonstrators filled the streets, denouncing high levels of unemployment, widespread corruption and a lack of basic services.