Protests return in Iraq

The protests renewed today in several regions in Dhi Qar governorate, southern Iraq to protest against the decline in the service of supplying electric power, which coincided with a noticeable rise in temperatures.

Local media and activists reported that the protesters went through several main roads, and forced the government departments to close their doors in al-Shuyukh market in the middle of the governorate.

Videos showed dozens of protesters roaming the streets, while smoke billowing behind them as a result of burning tires in the streets.

In addition to improving the electric power service, protesters are demanding the dismissal of local officials, accusing them of failing to manage the city's service portfolio.

Iraq suffers from a permanent crisis in the electric energy file, which is usually exacerbated at this time of each year as a result of high temperatures to over 50 degrees Celsius.


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