Violence begins

Iraqi security forces stand in front of demonstrators during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Baghdad, Iraq October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

  • Unidentified snipers” kill four in Baghdad – later reports indicate that two are security forces and two are civilians, according to Al Jazeera.
  • In southern Iraq’s town of Diwaniyah, protesters storm the provincial council after violent clashes with security forces – protesters throw stones and security forces shoot live ammunition.
  • Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters in Baghdad.
  • Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar put out a travel advisory for Iraq.