Attacks in Sadr City

Demonstrators gesture as they block the road with burning tires during a protest over unemployment, corruption and poor public services, in Baghdad, Iraq October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

  • New clashes break out between demonstrators and security forces in Baghdad – live ammunition along with tear gas is utilized to disperse crowds in Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad. Eight protesters are killed, and twenty-five are wounded.
  • Eight party buildings and fifty-one public and private institutions are set on fire during the protests, along with two police checkpoints
  • The government designates those killed as “martyrs,” granting their families special benefits.