Demonstrations block fuel tankers

Demonstrators clash with riot police during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

  • Protesters block the entrance to the Nasiriya oil refinery, specifically blocking tankers that transport fuel to gas stations from entering the refinery, which has caused fuel shortages across Dhi Qar province.
  • In Basra, protesters block and expel employees from an oil-storage warehouse.
  • In Baghdad, security forces fire tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters on three of the capital’s main bridges – Ahrar, Shuhada, and Bab al-Muatham – which have become focal points of the protests. At least three people are killed and seventeen others are injured.