A police officer and another protester were killed on Wednesday night in southern Iraq, a health official said, bringing the death toll in two days of violent protests to seven.
Three more people were killed and at least 115 wounded in renewed nationwide clashes between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, the largest display of public anger against PM Adil Abdul Mahdi’s year-old government.https://t.co/Hxhhb8WZiN pic.twitter.com/h3zdz8V86T— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 2, 2019
An Iraqi protester gestures the V-sign during a demonstration at Tayaran square in Baghdad on October 2, 2019. (AFP)
Iraqi security forces close streets to prevent anti-government protesters from reaching Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP)