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Protesters Again Block Iraq’s Port of Umm Qasr


Tens of protesters gathered again on Thursday to block the road leading to Iraq’s Umm Qasr port shortly after it had resumed its operation following a week of blockade.

The Iraqi government previously said that the week-long suspension of the imports through Umm Qasr has cost the country more than $6 billion.

Protesters allowed the resumption of the port’s operation late on Wednesday, but returned to block the roads leading to the port at the request of activists and relatives of a protestor who was previously killed in clashes with security forces, Reuters said.