Many reported killed and wounded by police in Iraq

Over 330 people have been killed since mass demonstrations against the government began in October. security Forces have shot and killed at least seven protes

Many reported killed and wounded by police in Iraq

Over 330 people have been killed since mass demonstrations against the government began in October.

security Forces have shot and killed at least seven protesters in Iraq and wounded over 70 others in the southern part of the country, which for many weeks has been rocked by riots and protests.

the Five were killed on Saturday in various southern cities, and a further two were killed on Sunday in the important port city of Umm Qasr near Basra, informs the police and the hospitalskilder.

Doctors say that those killed had been shot with real ammunition. Several wounded are in critical condition.

Umm Qasr is Iraq's main port for bluefin imports, and the crucial importance of the availability of food supplies to the country, which is largely dependent on imported food.

Over 330 people have been killed since mass demonstrations against the government began in Baghdad and other cities in the beginning of October. There is talk about the most massive demonstrations since Saddam Hussein was removed from power in 2003.

Especially young iraqis, have been on the streets in the capital Baghdad and southern Iraq to protest against corruption and poor access to basic services like water and electricity.

the Demonstrators want to get rid of a whole political class, which they accuse of being corrupt, and as they believe it serves foreign interests.

Many ordinary iraqis are protesting against poverty, unemployment and the increasingly deteriorating living conditions, where there is no opportunities for work or education.

the Unrest is occurring after a relatively quiet period after the repression of the Islamic State in 2017.

Health authorities in Nassiriya evacuated on Sunday children from the hospital, according to government agencies in the area was stuck in the fire. Other sites in southern Iran continued hundreds of protesters to burn tyres and create vejrspærringer, then public employees could not reach their offices.

the UNITED states has said that there is a need for elections in Iraq. and that violence should be set.

Iraq's government under severe pressure, promised extensive reforms in an attempt to soothe the anger of the people./ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 24 November 2019, 11:00

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