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Two dead and about 40 wounded in a new day of protest in Baghdad

BAGDAD, Nov. 21 (Reuters / EP) –

At least two people have died and 38 have been injured due to police charges that have occurred on Thursday against protesters on two bridges in Baghdad, in the context of the wave of protests in the country.

Police have launched tear gas against protesters killing at least two who have been hit by gas canisters in the head, according to medical and security sources.

Two dead and about 40 wounded in a new day of protest in Baghdad
Two dead and about 40 wounded in a new day of protest in Baghdad

One of the protesters has died near the Sinak Bridge, while the other has lost his life in the vicinity of the Ahrar Bridge, according to the Police.

As for the injured, medical sources have detailed that some are injured by real ammunition, although there are also injured by rubber bullets and tear gas.

More than 300 people have died since the beginning of October, when they started what are already the biggest protests against the Iraqi government since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Iraqis demonstrate against a ruling elite that they consider corrupt while the economic crisis takes its toll on the population, with poor public services and high levels of unemployment.

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