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    Demonstrators disperse as Iraqi Security forces use tear gas during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Baghdad, Iraq October 25, 2019

    Second Protester Dies in Baghdad, Over 350 Wounded - Police and Hospital Sources

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    Earlier on Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he would carry out a cabinet reshuffle and change election laws amid a wave of anti-government protests.

    A second protester has died and more than 350 others were injured during the protests in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the local police and hospital sources have said.

    According to AP citing a security official, 5 protesters have been killed during the demonstrations. 

    Videos and photos are being posted online showing crowds of protesters in Tahrir square.

    ​Clashes between protesters and police happened when the people attempted to enter the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad.

    The protests against the government's economic policies and corruption started in Baghdad on 1 October.​​ The demonstrators are demanding the government's resignation as well as economic reforms and anti-corruption measures. 

    On 25 October, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised to carry out a cabinet reshuffle and change election laws but said that the government's resignation would bring chaos to the country.

    Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Tahrir Square, protests, Iraq
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