Protests continue at Umm Qasr

Iraqi protesters burn tires as they block the entrance to Umm Qasr Port, south of Basra, Iraq November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

  • Security forces shoot dead at least six protesters in Baghdad, according to police and medical sources. Another thirty-eight people are wounded near Shuhada Bridge, as demonstrations continue for the thirteenth straight day in the capital.
  • According to port officials in Umm Qasr, protesters re-block the entrance and prevent trucks from transporting food imports after briefly allowing entrance for a few hours.