At least 36 policemen were wounded in clashes with protesters in Dhi Qar province, police command said.
In a press release, Dhi Qar police command explained that the number of wounded policemen has risen to 36, while six civilians were injured in Friday's protests.
Iraqi authorities have released the protesters who were detained while attempting to storm the house of Dhi Qar governor, a well-informed source said.
The source explained that the protesters were held on charges of riots that broke out near the governor's house.
Security forces arrested a number of protesters during a demonstration to demand job opportunities and enhanced services.