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22 Mar 2019 | 06:24 PM UTC

Iraq: Protest in Mosul March 22 following deadly ferry accident /update 1

Iraq News Alert

Protesters block presidential convoy and throw rocks at provincial governor’s vehicle in Mosul March 22 after ferry capsizes on Tigris River March 21, leaving at least 95 people dead; similar demonstrations possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Mosul

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Protesters blocked the Iraqi president's convoy from passing on a road in Mosul and threw stones at the vehicle of the provincial governor, demanding his resignation, on Friday, March 22. The demonstration was organized to protest the sinking of a ferry on the Tigris River on Thursday, March 21; the accident left at least 95 people dead.

Related protests are possible in Mosul over the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around demonstration sites.


Individuals in the Mosul area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for a heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions around demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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