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Protesters shut down the Nasiriyah oil field in southern Iraq

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Protesters stormed the Nasiriyah oil field in southern Iraq on Saturday and forced workers to cut electricity to the control station, which led to the field being closed indefinitely, a security source and two oil sources said.

The field produces 90 thousand barrels per day. The sources said that the protesters chanted “Mako Watan .. Mako oil” as they closed the field.

Mass protests have invaded Iraq since October 1, and mostly young protesters are demanding a sweeping change in the political system they see as deeply corrupt and impoverishing Iraqis. More than 450 people have been killed since the protests began.

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