Fear of the unknown drives Iraqis to set markets on fire ahead of the protests[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/10/23 12:09 • 243 times read[/rtl]
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) With the start of the demonstrations of the 25th of October, in Baghdad and a number of provinces, the fear of the unknown prompted citizens to store food in their homes in anticipation of any emergency occurs, as happened in recent demonstrations.
The markets of the capital Baghdad and the provinces witnessed a large turnout of citizens before the start of popular protests on Friday, which was exploited by traders to raise the prices of various foodstuffs.
The correspondents (Euphrates News) that "citizens were heavily in the popular markets and shops selling food in order to buy what they need and perhaps more than materials to be stored in case of any emergency."
They added: "The price of goods, especially food and vegetables, jumped as a result of popular demand, especially after the government imposed a curfew in previous demonstrations before deciding to lift the ban on wheels carrying food as well as other emergencies."
This is scheduled to come out demonstrations on Friday, an extension of the demonstrations that began early this month to demand improvement of the living and service situation and achieve justice and provide employment opportunities.
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