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Muthanna sit-in enters 3rd day

Muthanna protests

Hundreds of Muthanna province's residents continued on Tuesday their sit-in for the third day in a row at Samawa's celebration square.

Correspondent told The Baghdad Post that there is no agreement between the organizers of the demonstrations, as a sit-in was planned to begin on Tuesday in al-Rumaitha district but it has been postponed.

A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to 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.

Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced that 14 people were killed during the protests and 742 were wounded, including 470 protesters and 275 security personnel.

Activists expressed concern the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.