October 4, 2019 / 12:08 PM / 2 months ago

Police open fire on protesters in central Baghdad: Reuters witness

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police opened fire on protesters in central Baghdad on Friday as hundreds gathered to demonstrate against the government, shooting and critically wounding at least one person, a Reuters witness said.

Police snipers had taken positions on rooftops and fired single shots at protesters as they gathered, hitting one of them in the neck.

Reporting By Reuters TV; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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