Police fire live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq’s Basra

Police officers stand guard during an anti-government protest in front of the Governorate building in Basra, Iraq December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq’s southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported. Around 250 people had surrounded a building used as temporary headquarters for the provincial council to protest against corruption and demand jobs and better public services. Protesters […]

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