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1 Killed As Protesters Scuffle With Iraqi Security Forces

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Anti-government protesters chant slogans as they hold posters of slain activist Ehab Wazni outside the Green Zone area which houses the seat of the country's government and foreign embassies, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Hundreds of Iraqi protesters have taken to the streets of Baghdad to decry a recent spike in assassinations targeting outspoken activists and journalists. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

(AP) — Iraqi security officials and a rights monitor say a protester has died after being shot during clashes between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square.

Security forces Tuesday used live ammunition to disperse crowds after protesters began throwing stones, witnesses and Iraqi officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

 

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