After [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , which killed 6, they fell during the clashes that took place between the security forces and the protesters who cut several vital roads and bridges, whether in the capital or the southern provinces, it was reported, at dawn on Tuesday, that one of the protesters was killed in Karbala after the launch Fire by the security forces.
The security forces besieged the demonstrators under the tax bridge from the side of the "Fast Ramadan District" and the Senator Street in Karbala.
In addition, a number of protesters in the morning cut roads in the governorates of Najaf (southwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad) and Karbala (located in the central Euphrates region), as they cut the revolution bridge in Babylon.
The city of Basra (southern Iraq) also witnessed a state of tension, hatred and flight between a number of demonstrators and riot police. Heavy gunfire was reported in Al-Andalus Street, in the city center.
Cut off a project
Commenting on the roads cut off in Iraq yesterday, which protesters are sticking to, Amnesty International confirmed that this move is permissible peacefully, provided that it does not hinder the passage of emergency situations.
"Every Iraqi has the right to have the freedom to protest in peace, and the Iraqi security forces have a duty to protect this right," the organization said, adding that the peaceful and partial closure of the roads is a legitimate form of peaceful assembly, in accordance with international human rights standards.
[size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Iraq - Reuters
She also noted that "restrictions on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly can only be imposed when it is necessary, such as opening a road to reach hospitals."
For its part, the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq called on the government to do its duty to protect peaceful demonstrators, after the security forces used violence in the face of protests in Baghdad and the southern provinces, Monday.
[size]4 protesters were killed
Security and medical sources reported late Monday that six Iraqis, including two policemen, were killed and dozens were injured in the capital, Baghdad, and other cities during clashes between demonstrators and security forces, after anti-government demonstrations renewed in the wake of the lull that lasted for several weeks, according to Reuters news agency.
She added that three of the protesters died in the hospital from the wounds they sustained after the police fired live ammunition in Baghdad's Aviation Square. She explained that two people were wounded with bullets, while the third hit a tear gas bomb. It also said that the police killed a fourth protester in the holy Shiite city of Karbala.
In addition, witnesses told Reuters that protesters threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the police, who responded by firing tear gas and sound grenades.
[size]Run over two policemen
In the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which witnessed remarkable tension yesterday, the security forces reopened all roads leading to the port of Umm Qasr and the oil companies in the southern city, according to the Iraqi News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The oil-rich city had witnessed yesterday overcharging two policemen, and security sources said at the time that a civilian car ran over two policemen and killed them during the protests. They added that the driver was trying to avoid the location of clashes between protesters and security forces when two security personnel were shocked.
Elsewhere in southern Iraq, hundreds of protesters set tires and closed major roads in several cities, including Nasiriyah, Karbala, and Amara.
[size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Basra clashes January 20, AFP
It is noteworthy that since October 1, Iraq witnessed mass demonstrations, which were launched at the outset to demand improvement in the living situation, fighting corruption and unemployment, and later turned into a demand for a change in the political system based on quotas and dependencies, the formation of a transitional government headed by a name far from the parties, and the holding of early legislative elections.
The demonstrations were violent in many stations, with hundreds of wounded and thousands of people killed since the beginning of the movement.
[size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] From central Baghdad (January 20 - Reuters)
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq had previously announced 497 deaths, including 39 assassinations, and 15 members of the security forces, while the number of wounded reached about 23 thousand, including four thousand security personnel, while the number of kidnappers reached 60 people were fired Only 20 of them were released, while the number of detainees reached 2970, most of them were released.