At least 11 people were killed in clashes in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq. Local media reported on 85 patients, 70 of them were hospitalized.
Clashes between demonstrators and supporters of influential Shiite politician and religious leader Moqtada al-Sadr occurred in the area of al-Sadran, reports “Russia 24”.
Demonstrators in Iraq for the fifth month demanding the resignation of the government, fight corruption and unemployment, and improving living conditions. During this time, the protests have killed more than 600 people, injured about 50 thousand.
This is the most large-scale protests in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.