Iraq: Protesters torch govt. buildings in Basra

Protesters torched a government buildings in the Iraqi city of Basra on Thursday night, following violent protests that saw one person killed and 21 injured the previous day. Protesters are calling for jobs, infrastructure and basic services continued for the fourth consecutive night, according to reports. Demonstrations have intensified since the death of 26-year-old activist Mekki Yasser... Еще, who died from the wounds he sustained in clashes on Monday. At least five people were also reportedly killed during Tuesday's ensuing demonstrations. Protests in the oil-rich province of Basra began in July and have been ongoing amid economic hardships, high unemployment rates and poor municipal services in the country.

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