Iraq: Protesters mourn victims of overnight “slaughter” in Baghdad

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Anti-government protesters gathered in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Saturday to mourn the victims of what they called ‘slaughter’ on Friday night. Doctors assisting demonstrators said at least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded after unidentified gunmen attacked a building near the square.

“Some shooting occurred and clashes happened but we are back to normal right now. You can see Tahrir Square and people around,” said a protester.

Protesters are seen being searched before being allowed to enter the main protest area where vigils were being held for the victims of the attack.

Unrest in Iraq began in October amid anger over corruption and economic inequality. Over 440 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured in the violence.

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