ERBIL - At least seven anti-government protesters were wounded in the Iraqi province of Wasit on Thursday evening, a source has revealed.
Ths incident came after an unidentified group of armed men attacked the demonstrators who were demanding the dismissal of local officials in the province, the source told Shafaq News.
The demonstration had been organized in Sheikh Saad sub-district, in south of Wasit province, according to the source.
More specifically, the demonstrators demanded the dismissal of the sub-district administrator and the head of the municipality, both of whom belong to the Sadrist Movement of powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
The biggest wave of anti-government protests in Iraq began in October 2019 which continued until around March 2020, during which hundreds of protesters and security personnel were killed and nearly 27,000 others were injured.