Baghdad Violence Continues as Seven Killed on Saturday
Iraqi demonstrators gather in al-Khalani Square in central Baghdad on November 9, during clashes with Iraqi forces. (Sabah Arar/AFP via Getty Images)

Baghdad Violence Continues as Seven Killed on Saturday

The month-long violent protests against the Iraqi government continued as seven demonstrators died of gunshot wounds on Saturday. Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mahdi and an end to the so-called “elite.” Scores of others were wounded as police forced demonstrators from the bridges over the Tigris River and away from the areas where government offices and foreign diplomatic missions are located. Security forces reportedly used tear gas and sound grenades in addition to live fire. The unrest is fomented by youth who see little opportunity to further their status because all such opportunity goes to the elite. Almost 300 people have been killed since the demonstrations broke out on October 1.

 

 

Give the Gift of Truth This Jewish New Year

The Media Line has been leading for more than twenty years in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Non-profit news needs public support. please help us with your generous contributions.
Donate
The Media Line
We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.