Protests Over 2019 Police Killings in Iraq Lead to Five Deaths

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By Reuters Staff3 Min Read­NAS­SIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) — At least five pro­test­ers were killed and more than 175 peo­ple injured on Fri­day in clash­es between demon­stra­tors and secu­ri­ty forces in the south­ern Iraqi city of Nas­siriya, a Reuters wit­ness and oth­er sources said.Among the fatal­i­ties, most died from bul­let wounds, a hos­pi­tal source said, adding that about 120 pro­test­ers were wound­ed. At least 57 mem­bers of the secu­ri­ty forces were injured, accord­ing to a anoth­er hos­pi­tal source and a secu­ri­ty source.The clash­es con­tin­ued on Fri­day evening after a week of vio­lence that erupt­ed on Sun­day when secu­ri­ty forces fired to disperse …


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