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Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Security forces at the heavily-fortified Green Zone are reportedly using live bullets against demonstrators.

Demonstrators from the night before have been chanting:
"Iran, out, out! Baghdad will be free!"
Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Near Green Zone - Demonstrator wounded.

-Iraqi security forces fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad. Reports also indicate security forces using live bullets.
#Iraq - Brave young man:

"They're controlling us, I mean Soleimani & Iran, & that f***ing gov... We won't let them take our rights... It's not just our rights, it's a revolution against the gov. Please listen to me. We won't let them stay here in Iraq."
Oct 25 - Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
Crowd chanting: "Iran, out, out! Baghdad will be free!"

-Thousands try to storm Baghdad's Green Zone, security forces fire stun grenades & tear gas.

Follow @thestevennabil for up to date reports from Iraq.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Ambulances are seen rushing dozens of suffocating demonstrations to hospitals after security forces fired a high number of tear gas canisters into the crowds.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Green Zone gates - Reports indicate security forces firing live bullets, sound grenades & tear gas at demonstrators.
@thestevennabil #BREAKING
Oct 25 - Al Muthanna Province, southern #Iraq (bordering Kuwait & Saudi Arabia)
Demonstrators breaking barriers & entering the governorate building.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Dhi Qar Province, southern #Iraq
Iraqis demonstrating against corrupt political parties linked to #Iran's regime.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - #Iraq
-People in Baghdad, Karbala, Nasiriyah, Najaf, Dhi Qar & other areas are demonstrating in the streets.
-There are claims of men inside #Iran's embassy firing on protesters.
-1 killed, over 40 injured reported so far.
-Anti-Tehran chants heard in many rallies.
@thestevennabil Oct - Baghdad, #Iraq
Demonstrators fleeing for safety as sounds of continuous gunfire is heard.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - #Iraq
More videos of Iraqi security forces using live ammunition against demonstrators.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Basra, #Iraq
Demonstration against government corruption, unemployment & the malign influence of #Iran-backed parties.
@thestevennabil #UPDATE
Oct 25 - #Iraq
Iraqi police & medical sources: Third demonstrator killed in Baghdad in clashes with security forces.

I have chosen not to post images of demonstrators hit in the face/head by tear gas canisters due to their extremely graphic nature.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
More footage of Iraqis chanting:
"Iran, out, out! Baghdad will be free!"
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
-Large number of demonstrators in streets leading to the capital's Tahrir Square.
-227 people reportedly injured so far.
-Radio burning burning in Samawah, southern Iraq
@thestevennabil #BREAKING
Oct 25 - Protesters set fire to #Iran-backed militia offices in Al Muthanna Province of southern Iraq.

Video shows security forces & demonstrators arresting an individual who was targeting both sides.

My take:
Similar to tactics used by #Iran.
@thestevennabil #UPDATE
Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Demonstrators are continuing their efforts to enter the Green Zone. Security forces firing tear gas & live ammunition.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Tahrir Square

Other reports:
-Demonstrators from Baghdad's Sadr City heading to Tahrir Square.
-Protesters in Al Muthanna Province burn the offices of #Iran-backed Al-Hikma & Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia groups.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Video showing how Iraqi demonstrators are advancing against security forces.

My take:
This is a very brave nation rising against government corruption, unemployment & #Iran's malign influence in their country.
@thestevennabil #BREAKING
Oct 25 - Baghdad, #Iraq
Scenes of intense clashes as security forces fire sonic grenades upon demonstrators.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Najaf, #Iraq
Demonstrators heading towards the city's main squares.

Najaf is an important Shiite city in southern Iraq where #Iran claimed to enjoy vast support. That influence has decreased significantly, to say the least.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Sadr City, NE Baghdad, #Iraq
-Reports indicate thousands of people are marching towards the capital's Tahrir Square.
-Sky News: Four people killed by live ammo in Nasiriyah, S Iraq.
-Reuters from Nasiriyah: 3 dead, 50 injured
-Massive rally in oil-rich city of Basra.
@thestevennabil Oct 25 - Samawah, southern #Iraq
Protesters torching a site of #Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia group.

Sky News: 5 killed in Baghdad protests, 4 in Nasiriyah.
@thestevennabil #BREAKING
Oct 25 - Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
Thousands of protesters stormed & torched the local governor's office.
Oct 25 - Basra, southern #Iraq
Protesters stormed & torched the local governor's office.
Oct 25 - #Iraq
-Five protesters killed in Nasiryah
-Qadisiyah bridge closed as thousands of protesters move towards Baghdad's Green Zone
-Video shows scenes of security forces opening fire on protesters in Samawah
Oct 25 - #Iraq
-Basra protesters burn two riot police vehicles at governorate building gate

Tahrir Square, Baghdad 👇
Oct 25 - #Iraq
-Reports indicate 21 dead, nearly 1,800 injured
-Curfew in Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq
-Tahrir Square packed with thousands of protesters
-Demonstrator shot👇
Oct 25 - Basra, #Iraq
Pro-#Iran terrorist militias run over protesters with 4x4 vehicle
Oct 25 - #Iraq
-Curfew declared in Basra province
-AP: Iraq police fire shots, tear gas at protesters; 23 killed

-Video shows protesters outside an office of the #Iran-backed Asaeb Ahl al-Haq militia coming under fire.
Oct 25 - Maysan, #Iraq
Video: #Iran-backed Asaeb Ahl al-Haq member opening direct fire on protesters.

Curfew imposed in seven provinces of southern Iraq: Dhi Qar, Wasit, Almuthana, Maysan, Babylon Diwanyah and Basra.
Oct 25 - #Iraq
-Office of #Iran-backed Katayeb Hezbollah torched down in Nasriyah

-Reuters reports 23 killed in protests

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