Iraqi safety forces firing tear gasoline and stay bullets in renewed clashes with tons of of protesters in central Baghdad and different cities on Sunday, a Reuters witness and safety sources mentioned, following a push to filter out a sit-in camp within the coronary heart of the capital.
A minimum of 14 protesters have been injured in Baghdad, the sources mentioned, whereas unrest within the southern metropolis of Nassiriya left at the very least 17 protesters wounded, 4 of them by stay bullets.
Protests additionally continued in Basra, Najaf, Kerbala and Diwaniya in defiance to makes an attempt by safety forces to finish their months-long sit-in, police sources and witnesses mentioned.
Iraqi populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr known as for demonstrations in opposition to the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and different cities, an announcement from his workplace mentioned. The decision got here at some point after Sadr mentioned he would finish his involvement in anti-government unrest.