Iraq: 48 policemen and 11 protesters were injured during protests


Sixty people, including 48 police officers, were injured in clashes between security forces and students near the building of the University of Waist in the province of Wasit in eastern Iraq , a source in the security forces told Iraqi Al-Sumaria television station.

“48 policemen were injured from the police, and 11 demonstrators were also injured,” the source said.

Protests in the province of Wasit, which borders Iran, demanding constitutional changes and a change of government have been going on since October last year, they flared up again in early January. Protesters block roads, bridges across the Tigris River, and continue a general strike.


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