Iraqi forces fire tear gas injuring 22 in Baghdad

  • Monday 11, November 2019 10:11 AM
  • Iraqi forces fire tear gas injuring 22 in Baghdad
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Security forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday (November 10) injuring at least 22 people, police and medical sources said, a day after they pushed demonstrations back towards one main square in the Iraqi capital.
One person died in hospital of wounds sustained in clashes the previous day, the sources said. Security forces on Saturday pushed protesters back from bridges they had sought to control during the week.

Some of those hurt had choked on tear gas and been taken to hospital, medical sources said.

No deaths were immediately reported on Sunday, however, making it one of the calmer days in weeks of unrest that erupted in Baghdad with protests over lack of jobs and services and have spread across much of southern Iraq.