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Iraq's Parliament Speaker calls on protesters for dialogue

The Iraqi Parliament Speaker , Mohammed al-Halbousi

The Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Mohammed al-Halbousi has invited the demonstrators for hold talks inside the Parliament to discuss their demands.

According to the official Iraqi News Agency, al-Halbousi invited the representatives of the demonstrators to come to the parliament in an attempt to end the current wave of protests in all Iraqi cities. 

At least 21 people have been reported killed and hundreds have been wounded since the violence and clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators first erupted on Tuesday.

Iraqi security forces fired live rounds on Thursday to break up protests held for a third day in Baghdad despite an open-ended curfew in effect since dawn.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi ordered the ban on movements across the capital starting at 5:00 am to stem the popular demonstrations over widespread unemployment and state corruption.