Policeman killed, 20 protesters injured in Dhi Qar

Policeman killed, 20 protesters injured in Dhi Qar
Iraqi security forces fire tear gas after supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr tried to approach the heavily fortified Green Zone during a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad,Iraq February 11, 2017. REUTERS /Alaa Al-Marjani

Dhi Qar (IraqiNews) A security source informed, on Wednesday, that a police officer was killed and 20 protesters were injured in Dhi Qar Province.

The source said in a press statement that a police officer was killed, while about 20 demonstrators were injured, including security men, in the demonstrations taking place in the province.

Yesterday, an Iraqi person was killed and 200 others were wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces in different Iraqi cities. The clashes with demonstrators also left 40 security men wounded.

It is noteworthy that a number of Iraqi Provinces are witnessing demonstrations since Tuesday, especially the capital, Baghdad. The angry demonstrations against corruption were renewed this morning to demand reform.

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