26 Oct 2019

Death toll rises to 48 in Iraq anti-government protests

Health and Social Care Editor

Seven more protesters have been killed during clashes with security forces in another day of anti government demonstrations across Iraq – four of them killed as they were struck by tear gas canisters in the capital, Baghdad, where crowds were trying to reach the heavily fortified Green Zone.

At least 48 people have now been killed since the protests resumed this week.