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Thousands storm Sheraton Hotel in Basra; Abadi summons armed forces

Haider Abadi


Thousands of protesters have stormed the courtyard of the Sheraton Hotel in Basra, where PM Haider Abbadi is present, well-informed sources told the Baghdad Post on Friday. 


The sources confirmed Abadi had summoned the Iraqi armed forces to protect the city from being captured by the protesters. 


The protests in the oil-rich Basra erupted Sunday as thousands were calling for new jobs and improving the basic services in teh province. 


Up to 14 protesters have been killed and injured.