(BAGHDAD, Iraq.) JUST IN: Thousands of people poured into a central square on Friday morning, calling for th e US military to leave Iraq according to VOA’s Heather Murdock as security forces fired bullets and tear-gas on Saturday killing at least 4-people and wounding dozens more police and medical sources said #Ace NewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: Iraqi security forces fired bullets and tear gas on Saturday in raids on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities, killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said: The new push to end the sit-in protests and restore order came hours after populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has millions of supporters in Baghdad and the south, said he would end his involvement in anti-government unrest according to @Reuters reports.

Voice of America Published: IFTTT, [Jan 25, 2020 at 14:01] https://ift.tt/36nQe0H

Clashes erupted later in the day as authorities removed concrete barriers near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where demonstrators have camped out for months, and across at least one main bridge over the Tigris River, Reuters reporters said: In the southern city of Basra, demonstrators began returning to the main protest site following a raid by security forces the night before, burning tires and cutting off a main road, security sources said. At least 16 protesters were arrested.

In the capital, at least one person was killed and more than 30 hurt as police and protesters clashed near Tahrir Square: Another three died and 14 were wounded in the southern city of Nassiriya when security forces seized back control of a bridge occupied for days by demonstrators, security sources and medics said.

Iraqi security forces have used tear gas and live ammunition against mostly peaceful protesters since the unrest broke out in Baghdad on Oct.01: More than 450 people have died in the violence, according to a Reuters tally from police and medics

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.25: 2020:

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