Wave of protests continues in Iraq

Sunday, 2019-11-17 16:47:06
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According to Reuters, tensions continue to take place in Iraq with Iraqi protesters having occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad and a tall building overlooking the bridge on November 16.

Over the past three weeks, protesters have captured Tahrir Square and sealed off four bridges across the Tigris River.

On November 15, at least one person was killed and several injured when a bomb truck exploded in the square.

* Meanwhile, Iraq closed a southern border crossing with Iran to travelers on November 16 over unrest in both countries, a security official said.