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14 Dec 2018 | 11:10 AM UTC

Iraq: Iraq: Political protest in Baghdad December 14

Iraq News Alert

Political protest to be held in Baghdad over government formation process on December 14; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad

Event

A protest held by the Sadrist protest coordination committee is scheduled to take place in Baghdad on Friday, December 14, over the government formation process. Participants will gather during the afternoon (local time) on Tahrir Square. Localized transportation disruptions are expected.

Context

This protest takes place amid tensions between political coalitions as negotiations fail to determine the remaining eight ministries within the government.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel. 

 

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