Iraq Protests Overview – Post Incident Report October 2019

Over 1-2 October, a significant escalation of protest activity was observed across major urban centers in Iraq, including Baghdad. Over the following days, the death-toll from enduring anti-government protests rose to 20 as protesters defied government-imposed curfews across a number of cities. While a temporary lull is possible in the lead up and during the religious period of Arba’een (19-20 October), protestors will likely increase activity toward the end of the month if tangible progress is not made with regard to their demands.

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