Protesters block Iraqi commodities port

Iraqi protesters stand on concrete blast walls during a protest near the building of the government office in Basra, Iraq September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Protesters blocked the entrance to Iraq’s Umm Qasr commodities port on Wednesday to demand better services, port employees and local government officials said, raising the stakes in some of the worst unrest in southern cities in months. The move came hours after stone-throwing protesters set fire to the main provincial government […]

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