Intensity of protests increases in Iraq, 3 people die

Intensity of protests increases in Iraq, 3 people die

Rahimullah Shaheen /

The protests against the government have been intensified in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. According to the media reports, 3 people have been killed and several injured due to the firing of security officials. According to the report of AFP, an international news agency, the protestors have blocked major roads.

According to the report, the demonstrators demand to bring amendments to the policies. They gathered in Al Tayaran Square and chanted slogans against the government. The anti-government demonstrators emphasized on the acceptance of their demands. The report said that thousands of people gathered in Tayaran Square where security forces fired tear gas shells on them.

At least 3 people lost their lives due to the firing of the security forces. According to the hospital officials, 2 of the 3 killed people died due to the bullet shots while the third one died of tear gas fire hit his neck. The hospital officials said that at least 50 people were wounded in the violent protest. The protestors demanded the accountability of corrupt politicians.

The demonstrators demanded elections before the due date on the base of the new law. On the previous day, the demonstrators blocked the road by burning tires. They threaten the government of taking more violent steps if their demands would not be accepted. The protestors previously gave the deadline of one week to the government officials.

The youth protestors gathered in Al Tayaran Square and Tahrir Square of Baghdad one day before the completion of the deadline where they burnt the tires and blocked the roads. According to a report, 460 people have died and 25000 people have been injured since October 1, 2019, in the anti-government protests. The major demand of the protestors is elections before the due date. They also demand the accountability of corrupt politicians. They want a new prime minister who will initiate the process of accountability.

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
China eases anti-virus restrictions and heads off demonstrations
BEIJING (AP) — More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday
People protest against Senate Majority Leader’s vow to replace Ginsburg on supreme court
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, vowed the voting in Senate for the replacement of
Protestors gather outside Netanyahu’s residence, ask for his resignation
Thousands of protestors demanded the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. They
Lightfoot does not want fed thugs in Chicago
The political leaders and civil-rights groups of Chicago said that their city had no use
“Everywhere You Don’t Belong”
Gabriel Bump’s novel “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” is for anyone seeking to under the lives
Protesters vandalize Christopher Columbus statue in Boston
The statue of Christopher Columbus at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in Boston was
Looting Halts Construction
Chicago has ordered to halt construction on the city’s biggest commercial real estate developments. Chicago
Trump derides most US governors as ‘weak’
The demonstrators are recording their protests in dozens of US cities after the brutal killing
Part of Los Angeles Highway closed down by protesters
The protesters in Los Angeles closed down a part of LA Highway on Wednesday. They
Political crisis in Hong Kong, 300 protesters against China arrested
The police arrested at least 300 protesters in Hong Kong who were demonstrating against the