The UN has called for an end to the violence in Iraq after spontaneous anti-government protests began last week, killing more than 100 people. Iraq’s prime minister has announced measures designed to end, but tensions haven’t eased.
The military has admitted that it used "excessive force" against demonstrators amid clashes in Baghdad. The violence claimed several lives of protesters who are calling for the government to do more to help the poor.
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets after authorities lifted a two-day round-the-clock curfew. Nearly 100 people have been killed after four days of mass protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.
Thousands took to the streets in Baghdad to protest unemployment and the government's failure to provide basic services. But protesters were repelled by police using water cannon, stun grenades and tear gas.
Crisis-ridden Iraq has been plagued by violent protests that have left dozens dead. Anger over living conditions in the country shows no sign of abating, but what exactly is fueling it?
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