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Official says using violence against Basra protesters won't make them yield

Security forces clash with protesters in Basra
Member of Basra provincial council Karim al-Shawak said on Monday sending troopers to Basra will increase the insistence of protesters to press for their rights.
Using force will not make the protesters yield, he added.
"The political elite, since 2003, has failed to establish a system that serves the people in Basra," he noted.
He also pointed to Basra's not getting its fair share from the revenues of petrol in the oil-rich nation.