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Demonstrations by the Iraqi people calling for changing the government, amending the constitution, holding corrupt people accountable and preventing foreign interference in Iraqi affairs entered its fourth week on Friday.
Thousands of protesters have gathered in Baghdad, in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] described Balumblyonip called it "Juma steadfastness", while squares demonstration witnessed in Babil, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Muthanna, Wasit and Dhi Qar, Maysan and Basra, the presence of dense numbers in order to increase pressure on the government to implement the legitimate demands, in When Iraqi officials talked about the deaths of two protesters in central Baghdad.
Demonstrators met with intense violence by security forces and militias that killed several Iraqi demonstrators and injured dozens more during shooting and an explosion of protest squares in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Nasiriyah on Friday, with renewed demonstrations calling for a change that the Shiite authority said was inevitable.
A local source said that two demonstrators were killed and 20 others wounded late on Friday evening, when an explosive device exploded near the Freedom Monument in Tahrir Square in the center of the Iraqi capital, which is one of the main protest centers.
Two protesters were also martyred as Iraqi security forces dispersed demonstrators in central Baghdad, while dozens of others were shot and suffocated by tear gas.
Two people were killed when security forces dispersed demonstrations in central [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with live ammunition and tear gas.
In addition, dozens of Iraqi demonstrators were injured in al-Khalani Square in central Baghdad after passing through the security barrier set up by security forces around the place.
In the meantime, thousands gathered in al-Haboubi Square in the southern province of Dhi Qar, to participate in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] «Friday steadfast» against the political class, which they accuse of corruption and pro-Iran.
In Diwaniya province, security forces deployed heavily around party institutions and offices to protect them after the streets of the province were full of demonstrators.
In Basra province, security forces have cordoned off the naval square where demonstrators are arriving in large numbers to denounce the disastrous economic and social situation in the country.
In addition to Baghdad's Tahrir Square, mass demonstrations took place on Friday in Karbala, Najaf, Babylon, Dhi Qar, Maysan and Basra to demand political and economic reform.
Observers said that the demonstrations are continuing and escalating, and no one expects an end soon in the absence of a real response from the Iraqi authorities, according to the Shiite authority.
Angry people in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] protesting against deteriorating services, rising unemployment and poverty, despite the country's vast oil resources, which they say have been seized by an elite since 2003.
Demonstrators consider Iran a cause of the Iraqi crisis, given its control of Baghdad's ruling elite and its failure to make any real difference.
In this context, the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, did not hesitate earlier to attack demonstrators in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Lebanon, who went out against political forces loyal to Tehran.
There are doubts in the Iraqi street about the possibility of finding a real solution to the crisis, unless the "Iranian tools" are removed from the administration of the country.
Iran faces accusations of participating in the looting of the wealth of the Iraqi people, especially in light of the major economic pressures it suffered after Washington withdrew from the nuclear deal in May 2018.
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