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Publish Date: 9:34 - 01 September 2018
TEHRAN, September 01 - Iraqi protesters took to the streets in Basra on Friday and tried to break into the provincial government headquarters to protest against corruption and poor public services.

Iraqis clash with police in Basra over living conditions

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The protesters, who were chanting anti-government slogans, destroyed part of the building’s outer wall and hurled petrol bombs inside the precincts. Some clashes also erupted between the demonstrators and riot police who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Basra has witnessed sporadic protests over electricity outages and poor quality of drinking water during hot summer months. The protesters have also demanded better public services, jobs and an end to what they call entrenched corruption in the government. The government has pledged action to address the demonstrators’ demands.

Source: Press TV

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