Curfew imposed in Baghdad amid anti-government protests

09:20 AM | 3 Oct, 2019
Curfew imposed in Baghdad amid anti-government protests
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BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced a curfew across the capital of Baghdad on Thursday amid large anti-government protests that have rocked the city.

According to media reports, citing the prime minister's statement, that the curfew would be in force until further notice.

The protests have been underway in Baghdad and other areas in the south of Iraq since Tuesday. The demonstrators are calling for economic reforms and end to corruption.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad after seven people killed and over 400 injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests.