The UN’s most senior official in Iraq, visited protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday, calling for “national dialogue to identify prompt, meaningful responses to break the vicious cycle of violence” which has roiled the country during the past five days.
More than 220 have reportedly been killed across Iraq since the first anti-government protests began at the start of October. Some protesters have ignored a curfew, and are demanding better public services, more job opportunities and an end to alleged large-scale corruption.
Brutal and ‘heart-breaking’ use of force against demonstrators
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