Iraqi protesters block entrance to Nassiriya oil refinery: Sources

Iraqi protesters block the highway leading to Umm Qasr port during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in southern Iraq on November 3, 2019. (AFP)

Iraqi protesters have blocked the entrance to the Nassiriya oil refinery in the south, security and oil sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The protesters blocked the tankers that transport fuel to gas stations from entering the refinery, which caused fuel shortages across Dhi Qar province, the sources said.

Iraqi security forces used tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56