Hundreds of Basra residents demonstrated on Friday in front of the governorate building to demand the dismissal of the province's governor and the directors of the districts.
During the demonstration, protesters called for improving basic services in the province, providing job opportunities and taking serious security measures to protect their protests.
A number of Iraqi cities, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins in protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.
Some demonstrators broke into and attacked several local government headquarters in these provinces during the current period.
Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.