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Iraq: Clashes break out during anti-government protests02:13

Iraq: Clashes break out during anti-government protests

Iraq, Baghdad
November 12, 2019 at 17:46 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes broke out between security forces and thousands of protesters who had come to Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, to continue their opposition unrest.

Footage shows protesters running amid tear gas smoke, with some of them receiving help from other protesters or medical personnel.

Protests broke out in the country on October 1, sparked by unemployment, deep-seated corruption and a lack of basic services.

According to a report released by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday, an estimated 97 people have been killed at anti-government demonstrations between October 25 and November 4, while thousands more have been injured.

Iraq: Clashes break out during anti-government protests02:13
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Clashes broke out between security forces and thousands of protesters who had come to Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, to continue their opposition unrest.

Footage shows protesters running amid tear gas smoke, with some of them receiving help from other protesters or medical personnel.

Protests broke out in the country on October 1, sparked by unemployment, deep-seated corruption and a lack of basic services.

According to a report released by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday, an estimated 97 people have been killed at anti-government demonstrations between October 25 and November 4, while thousands more have been injured.

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