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Iraq: tear gas was used against demonstrators in Baghdad

IRAQ (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas on Saturday against protesters in central Baghdad, the Associated Press reports.

The authorities resorted to such measures after the demonstrators tried to destroy the barriers around the government block.

On the eve of the protests in several cities in Iraq, killing 42 people.

The protests in Iraq began on October 1. At first, the dissatisfied demanded that the authorities pay attention to youth unemployment and corruption, then they began to sound demands to change the current political system.

The main participants in the protests are young men demanding to provide them with work, says AP.

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