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Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Iraq protests - Nov. 1

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the capital Baghdad.

In Basra, police officers and troops fired into the air to disperse around 500 protesters who had been throwing rocks, AFP correspondents said.

Meanwhile, a few hundred young Iraqis returned to Baghdad's Tahrir Square for a flash protest, clashing briefly with security forces.