Six Iraqi protesters killed, 54 wounded in clashes with police: Sources

An anti-government protester wearing a gas mask runs hold his mask past flaming tires and through tear gas fumes at the scene of clashes with security forces in Tayaran Square. (AFP)

At least six protesters were killed and 54 others wounded on Friday in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad, according to medical sources.

The police used live ammunition and tear gas to disperse a protest that broke out in the early evening at Baghdad’s Mohammed al-Qassim highway, they said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01