Two people were killed in clashes in Baghdad
Two people were killed and 15 were wounded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, during clashes of protesters with security officers, announced on Monday, the Commission on human rights in Iraq.
Clashes broke out on Sunday in Central Baghdad at Tahrir square which was occupied by demonstrators demanding better living conditions and fighting corruption.
"Clashes with the use of live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas led to the deaths of two demonstrators, another 11 were injured, including heavy. Also injured four security officers", - it is told in received RIA Novosti news Agency the statement of the Commission. According to human rights activists, burned eight tents of protesters who occupied the square.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi has ordered to immediately investigate the incident, reported the Iraqi news Agency INA with reference to the official representative of the armed forces of the country Yahya Rasul. He also said security services "received very strict orders to protect the demonstrators," noting that there are forces interested in "the use of demonstrations for the sake of other purposes not connected with the requirement to provide guaranteed in the Iraqi Constitution rights."
In October of last year in Baghdad and some Central and southern provinces of the country began mass demonstrations demanding the resignation of the government, fight against corruption, unemployment and improve living conditions. The result is accompanied protests clashes and riots killed more than 600 people, injured about 50 thousand. Amid a wave of popular protests, which became the most ambitious since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, resigned 30 November filed by Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi.