Demonstrations have rocked Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces since Oct. 25 against government corruption, unemployment, and lack of basic services.
Iraqi authorities have imposed a nighttime curfews in Baghdad and Karbala as anti-government protests continued in both cities.
All individuals and vehicles will be forbidden to move from 18:00 local time until Oct. 29 morning, Nassif al-Khattab, mayor of Karbala said in a statement on Oct. 28.
A fresh wave of demonstrations has rocked Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces since Oct. 25 against government corruption, unemployment, and lack of basic services.
The Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said more than 3,600 people have been injured in the protests.
Anger has been building in Iraq in recent years due to rising unemployment and rampant corruption. Many in the country have limited access to basic services such as electricity and clean water.
According to World Bank figures, Iraq’s youth unemployment is around 25 percent. It is also ranked the 12th most-corrupt country in the world by several transparency organizations.
Hurriyet Daily News