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Protests continue near Barjisiya oilfield over unemployment, poor services

Protests continue near Barjisiya oilfield over unemployment, poor services

Dozens of Iraqi protesters staged demonstrations outside the main Barjisiya oilfield's gate near the Iraqi's Zubair oilfield western Basra, in a growing unrest across Iraqi cities over poor basic services.

They confirmed that protests will continue till the complete fulfillment of their demands, represented in providing high-leveled services to citizens and offering new job opportunities, in addition to ending water and electricity shortage.


A number of chieftains and dignitaries have participated in the protests.


"Our peaceful protests will continue until the fulfillment of government's promises in Basra", one of the protesters said.


He added that such protests will not block any roads leading to the oilfields, confirming that these protests aim to force the government to meet the demonstrators demands.


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.

This comes as sources said the situation in southern Iraq is getting out of control as angry protests are taking control of the provinces. Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.

Last Modified: Sunday، 05 August 2018 01:11 PM