Gunmen storm media outlets

A general view of Tahrir square as demonstrators take part during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

  • Unknown assailants attack the offices of several media outlets in Baghdad. Masked gunmen storm the offices, attack employees, and smash equipment before leaving.
  • Security forces block access to Tahrir Square despite the lifting of the government-imposed curfew that was imposed on October 3.
  • At least five protesters are shot and killed in demonstrations in four neighborhoods in Baghdad, according to the Associated Press. Across the city, the day’s death toll rises to fourteen as more clashes take place with security forces.
  • Mohamad al-Halbousi, meets with representatives of the protesters in an attempt to defuse the political crisis.