July 28, 2020

Third Iraq protester dies of tear gas canister wound this week

Baghdad (AFP) – An Iraqi protester died Tuesday after being shot with a tear gas canister in overnight skirmishes with police in the capital, medical and security sources told AFP.The clashes came just hours after Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi instructed security forces not to “fire a single bullet” at demonstrators, following the deaths of two other protesters Monday morning in Baghdad. But by Monday evening, the confrontations in the capital’s main anti-government protest camp of Tahrir Square had started anew. “He was shot in the head and chest, and more than a dozen others were wounded…

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