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Protesters Again Block Iraq’s Port of Umm Qasr

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Tens of protesters gathered again on Thursday to block the road leading to Iraq’s Umm Qasr port shortly after it had resumed its operation following a week of blockade.

The Iraqi government previously said that the week-long suspension of the imports through Umm Qasr has cost the country more than $6 billion.

Protesters allowed the resumption of the port’s operation late on Wednesday, but returned to block the roads leading to the port at the request of activists and relatives of a protestor who was previously killed in clashes with security forces, Reuters said.

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