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One demonstrator killed and dozens wounded after trying to cross al-Senak bridge in central Baghdad

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2019-10-31T08:36:59+0000
One demonstrator killed and dozens wounded after trying to cross al-Senak bridge in central Baghdad

Shafaq News/ At least one person was killed and dozens were injured as they tried to cross "Al-Senak" bridge in the center of Baghdad and head towards the green zone, security sources and witnesses said Thursday.

The source and eyewitnesses said that the demonstrators tried more than once on Wednesday night to cross the bridge but the troops present there fired tear gas grenades towards them.

At least one protester, Karar Jamil al-Okaili was killed and dozens wounded, the source and witnesses said.

Alaqeel tribe called Karrar was killed , saying he was killed while trying to cross the bridge.

The demonstrators said that the security authorities in the capital Baghdad tried to enforce the curfew by blocking the entrances and exits of neighborhoods and areas, which led to a significant traffic momentum.

The Office of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights has announced that clashes that took place from 25-30 of October resulted in the death of (100) people and injuring (5500) demonstrators and security forces , on the other hand (399) were arrested and (343) of them released while damage to 98 Building of public and private property took place.

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