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UN urges Iraq to prevent violence, enable peaceful protests in future
October 23, 2019

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The United Nations called on the Iraq to take concrete steps to protect human rights and enable peaceful demonstrations in the future.

In a statement, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq also urged all demonstrators to exercise their rights in peaceful ways.

Earlier this month, massive protests erupted in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and other central and southern provinces over chronic unemployment, corruption and lack of public services.