Iraq Protests: Death Toll Reaches 110 as Demonstrations Continue for Second Week

10/9/2019

The government of Iraq has issued a second package of proposed social reforms in a bid to quell street protests that have claimed the lives of at least 110 people and injured 6,000 more.

The nationwide demonstrations are now in their second week, as protesters demand the removal of the government and a political class they view as corrupt.

Iraqi security forces have responded with live ammunition, mainly in the capital of Baghdad and the south.

Tuesday’s 13-point plan issued by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi centers on subsidies and housing for the poor, as well as training and educational initiatives for unemployed youth, Reuters reports.

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