UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of victims of protests in Iraq increased to 42 people, the Associated Press reported on Saturday, citing sources close to the authorities.
Previously reported 23 dead.
According to recent reports, 12 people died the day before in the city of Ed-Diwana as a result of a fire that they set up during the assault on a military facility. The bodies of the dead were found on Saturday.
On October 25, Iraqis, dissatisfied with the policies of the Iraqi government, took to the streets of Baghdad, as well as the cities of Ed-Divya and Nazriya.
On Saturday, demonstrators gather in Baghdad, Iraq, and there are currently no reports of clashes with authorities.
The protests in Iraq began on October 1. Initially, its participants demanded that the authorities pay attention to youth unemployment and corruption, but then demands began to be heard to dismantle the current political system. Subsequently, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised to carry out a series of reforms.
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