Iraqi security forces have dispersed a sit-in in Basra governorate using tear gas and live ammunition, eyewitnesses confirmed to the Baghdad Post on Saturday.
On Friday, angry demonstrators stormed the Basra Governorate building. The protests erupted Thursday against the deterioration of services.
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters. A number of demonstrators including children have been suffocated.
Iraqi protesters have called for UN intervention to save the governorate from deteriorating situation, sources confirmed.