Protests also continued in Iraq, where at least four people were reported killed and scores injured Monday after clashes with security forces in Baghdad and other cities. Security forces used tear gas and live fire against the protesters, who continue to demand democratic reforms and the appointment of an independent prime minister. This is protester Abed al Rahman.
Abed al Rahman: “We want our demands: jobs, safe atmosphere. We want to feel like citizens. There are no jobs, no good education, no schools, and there’s nothing. When we graduate, we sit at home.”
Security forces and militias have killed hundreds of protesters since the popular uprising started in October. Iraqi officials said three rockets fell into Baghdad’s Green Zone Tuesday, but no casualties were reported.