Iraq: Baghdad police use tear gas, live fire as protests rage

Security forces have fired tear gas and live fire in an attempt to clear roads in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, as hundreds of protesters again took to the streets to express their anger at the embattled government’s slow pace of reforms.

Demonstrators a week ago had given the government until Monday to act on their demands, which include the holding of a snap poll under a new electoral law, the appointment of an independent prime minister and the prosecution of officials suspected of corruption.


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