At least 13 dead, 865 injured overnight after Iraqi police opened fire at protesters
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  • 11:21 29 October 2019

At least 13 dead, 865 injured overnight after Iraqi police opened fire at protesters

At least 13 people were killed and over 850 injured overnight after police opened fire at protesters in the city of Karbala, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Baghdad previously blocked social networks and messengers, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram to stop people from organising crowded demonstrations in large cities. The protesters are calling for the government to resign over a lack of jobs, deteriorating public services, and corruption.

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