November 4, 2019 / 1:04 PM / a month ago

Iraqi security forces kill at least five protesters in Baghdad: Reuters witness

Iraqi demonstrators block Al-Sanak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least five, a Reuters witness said.

Reuters video showed security forces shooting one protester dead with live ammunition. A Reuters cameraman said he saw at least four other people get killed.

Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Jon Boyle

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