Iraqi police fire live shots, tear gas at Baghdad protesters

Iraqi police fired live shots into the air and tear gas on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the…

Iraqi police fired live shots into the air and tear gas on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets of Baghdad, where planned anti-government demonstrations resumed after a three-week hiatus. Protests over corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services triggered the demonstrations earlier this month. The rallies turned deadly as security forces cracked down, using live ammunition.

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