Protesters in Iraq Wounded

Protesters in Iraq Wounded

( – Protests in Iraq continued over the weekend, which resulted in dozens of people injured by the Iraqi police and military.

The protests began back in October after unchecked government corruption resulted in rising gas prices, dwindling of public services, and difficulty finding good employment.

Last week, the activists gave their government seven days to meet a set of demands that called for the current leaders to step down and for early elections to be held. When the government refused to give in to these demands, activists and citizens joined together to ramp up the protests.

Chaos ensued in Iraq.

At least 27 people were wounded in central Baghdad on Sunday. Security forces used tear gas to get rid of the crowds on Sinak bridge and in Tayaran square.

Despite this, more protests are planned to take place in the coming days.

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