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Iraq: Protesters met by tear gas and live rounds as unrest continues in Baghdad

2 14.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters with tear gas in background, Baghdad
W/S Protesters riding tuktuks
W/S Protesters with tear gas
W/S Protesters in streets; smoke rising
W/S Protesters with tear gas
M/S Protesters carrying sign
W/S Protesters with tear gas
M/S Protester holds Iraqi flag
M/S Tuktuks driving past
M/S Tuktuks driving past
M/S Protesters in the streets
M/S Protester wearing mask carries object down street
M/S Protesters in street
W/S Protester in street
W/S Tuktuks and protesters
M/S Protesters in street
W/S Protesters in street
SCRIPT
Hundred of people returned to the streets of Baghdad on Thursday, as anti-government protests continue to grip the country.
Protesters rallied close to central Tahrir Square, where they were met by tear gas and, according to reports, live rounds fired by Iraqi security forces.
The country is experiencing massive unrest against the political leadership since October 1, when angry demonstrators filled the streets to protest against high levels of unemployment, widespread corruption and a lack of basic services.
According to a report released by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on November 5, an estimated 97 people have been killed at anti-government demonstrations between October 25 and November 4, while thousands more have been injured.