Two-day death toll in Iraq protests reaches 63: Officials

A demonstrator runs away from tear gas fired by Iraqi security forces during a protest in Baghdad. (Reuters)

At least 63 people have died in two days of anti-government protests in Iraq’s capital and across its south, a national rights watchdog said Saturday.

The Iraqi Human Rights Commission said the highest tolls from clashes since Friday were in the southern provinces of Dhi Qar and Missan.

Protests in the south have taken a new turn, with demonstrators torching government and paramilitary offices.

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