Security forces have begun arresting protest organizers in various cities in Iraq for their work in continuing demonstrations which have been raging on for over a week in southern provinces, a security source said.
Protest organizers are planning to hold a million-man march in Baghdad, one of the men involved in the planning of demonstrations.
Protests start up again in Iraq's Dhi Qar province as demonstrators demand better electricity, drinking water and employment.
Protesters in Basra halt demonstrations due to high temperatures. They plan to resume protests after 4:00 pm, one of the organizers said.
Iraqi forces are dispersing protesters in Basra's Um Qasr and arresting dozens of civilians.