Baghdad’s governor Ali Muhsin Al-Temimi, who is from the Sadr movement, has said 4 people have been killed and 320 wounded in today’s protest calling for reform in election law. Al-arabiya news site has said 5 people, including a policeman were killed.
Security forces reportedly fired live ammo and tear gas into the crowd of protestors, mostly Sadr movement supporters.
Tens of thousands had taken to Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square on Saturday to demand changes in the electoral law and an end to corruption.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for public order “at a time our troops are fighting to liberate our cities” from Islamic State (IS).