Iraq Forces Open Fire During New Clashes With Protesters

Iraqis protest following the funeral of a man on September 4, 2018, that family and Human rights activists claim was killed by bullet shots during the previous day, while demonstrating against the government and the lack of basic services, in the southern city of Basra. Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP

 

Iraqi security forces in the southern city of Basra opened fire Wednesday as they clashed with protesters a day after six people were killed in demonstrations over poor public services.

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An AFP journalist reported gunshots and tear gas were fired by security personnel as they faced off with several thousand demonstrators outside the regional government headquarters.

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