Large-scale protests in Iraq: 100 dead, more than 4 thsd wounded 

Large-scale protests in Iraq: 100 dead, more than 4 thsd wounded

Iraqis taking to the streets demand the resignation of the government.

Large-scale protests in Iraq have led to the death of about 100 people; more than 4 thousand have been injured.

The unrest began on October 1 in Baghdad, the TV channel Al Arabiya reports. Iraqis taking to the streets demanded the resignation of the government. 540 people have been detained, 200 of them are still in custody.

The press service of the Iraqi Commission on Human Rights said that at least 1,600 injured were in hospitals in Baghdad; it is expected that their number will increase.

On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi tried to resolve the situation by announcing the cancellation of curfews.

Demonstrations turned into riots and clashes with security forces. The country's authorities were forced to block the Internet and bring the army to a state of full combat readiness. A curfew was also introduced in Baghdad and a number of southern provinces, but this did not put people at ease.

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