July 15, 2018 / 7:28 AM / a month ago

Iraq police fire in air as protesters try to storm Basra govt building

BASRA, July 15 (Reuters) - Iraqi police fired in the air as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the main provincial government building in Basra on Sunday, wounding four people in the seventh day of unrest that has swept southern cities over poor services, police sources said.

“Some of the protesters tried to storm the building. We prevented them by using water cannons and tear gas,” said one of the police sources. (Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by Michael Georgy and Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Rania El Gammal)

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