One killed, 200 injured in Baghdad anti-gov’t protests


One person was killed and 200 others injured in anti-government protests in Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to Iraqi authorities.

The figure came in a joint statement issued by the Iraqi government.

Local media outlets however reported that at least three people were killed by gunfire of Iraqi security and some 130 injured, most of whom were affected by tear gas shells.

Demonstrations erupted in Baghdad against the government led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

Demonstrations took place following calls by activists citing government’s failure to improve the living standards of citizens and to implement its programs, according to eyewitnesses.
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