10 Iraqi protesters killed in 2 days
Fatalities occur as security forces try to disperse protesters
At least 10 Iraqi protesters have been killed in the past two days as security forces attempt to disperse demonstrations.
"Ten demonstrators have been killed in the past two days as a result of the intervention of security forces," Ali Bayatli, a member of the Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.
Bayatli stated that 159 people, including 24 of the security forces, were injured in clashes.
Iraq has been roiled by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resign.
More than 500 people have been killed and 17,000 injured in the protests, according to Iraq's commission.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.