4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Four anti-government protesters were killed Friday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Nasiriyah, medics said, the deadliest day in a week of violence in the southern city. Protesters have defied a second wave of coronavirus infections and renewed lockdown measures to vent their anger at the government over poor public services. Similar protests, also over unemployment and corruption, erupted in late 2019 and morphed into an unprecedented anti-government movement across southern Iraq and Baghdad. But while they faded elsewhere in the country, rallies have continued to grip Nasiriyah. On F…

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