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New protests witnessed in Baghdad, other provinces across Iraq

Sunday, 12 August 2018 13:24
The protests are still taking place despite high security measures. (File photo: AFP) The protests are still taking place despite high security measures. (File photo: AFP)

Protests broke out again in Baghdad as on Friday as well as central and southern Iraqi provinces where demonstrated decried lack of public services and job opportunities besides demanding that a new government is appointed quickly.

Protestors in provinces such as Basra, Dhi Qar, Najaf, al-Diwaniyah, Karbala, Babil, and the capital Baghdad, turned Friday into a day of demonstrations in front of government buildings and in public squares.

They raised slogans related to lack of public services and called for dissolution of provincial councils, holding corrupt officials accountable, and amending the constitution.

The protests are still taking place despite high security measures such as blocking of roads leading to the places of protest. 

Source: Al-Arabiya