Iraq protests: UN demands end to violence as death tolls nears 100

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Iraq protests: UN demands end to violence as death tolls nears 100

Five times of anti-government demonstrations across the country have left 99 dead and thousands wounded. The UN has called for an end to the violence in Iraq after five days of anti-government rallies left nearly 100 people dead, largely protesters.The demonstrations — which have evolved from initial calls for better and employment services to demanding the collapse of the authorities — carried on into Saturday night in a variety of neighborhoods of Baghdad, and southern Iraq, as authorities struggled to agree on a reply. Continue reading…