Dubai – Masaader News
Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades, according to Reuters.
Demonstrations also took place in several other locations, including the main Gulf port Umm Qasr and southern Shatra, where security forces also killed a protester.
A spokesman for the prime minister said a group of protesters had crossed the bridge and set fire to a restaurant, and that law enforcement “dealt” with them. He did not elaborate.
More than 250 Iraqis have been killed in demonstrations since the start of October against a government they see as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests.