Baghdad: The anti-government protests that have erupted in Iraq went aggressive. At least 44 people were killed when troops fired on the protesters. The incident took place in the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq.
Eleven people were killed in Najaf’s military firing last week. The firing followed the burning of Iranian consulate protesters. Iranian officials at the consulate had already evacuated before the fire. Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attacks on the embassy.The people’s agitation is demanding basic amenities and an end to corruption. US Vice President Mike Pence recently visited Iraq. The US stands, not to use the military against peaceful protests.