Police use live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq’s Basra for second week

Iraqi demonstrators gather during an anti-government protest in front of the Governorate building in Basra, Iraq December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters who were trying to storm a local government building in the southern city of Basra. It was the second week in a row that riot police used force to quell the demonstrators. About 250 people gathered outside the […]

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