Anti-government protesters carry a mock coffin during a demonstration calling for the resignation of governor Nazem al-Waeli, and against deteriorating public services, in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in the province of Dhi Qar on February 26, 2021. Four anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Nasiriyah, medics said, the deadliest day in a week of violence in the southern city. Protesters have defied a second wave of coronavirus infections and renewed lockdown measures to vent their anger at the government over poor public services. / AFP / Asaad NIAZI
Five demonstrators are reported to have been killed in clashes with security forces in Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar province, Iraq.  AFP 

Five Iraqi protesters killed in clashes with police in Nasiriyah

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