Police open fire at anti-govt protesters in Baghdad

The death toll surged to 44 today, most of them killed in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said, the government accepted the rightful demands of protesters.

In a televised address, the Prime Minister said, he would respond to their concerns, but there was no magic solution to Iraq’s problems.

A curfew has been imposed in Baghdad and several other cities in the country’s southern provinces. Nationwide protests broke out across the country on Tuesday, as thousands of mostly young men demonstrated against corruption and calling for an end to endemic corruption.


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