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29 Aug 2020 | 03:08 PM UTC

Iraq: Protesters and security forces clash in Baghdad August 29

Iraq News Alert

Protesters clash with security forces outside Ministry of Education in Baghdad on August 29; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/29/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad

Event

Clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces outside the Ministry of Education in Baghdad on Saturday, August 29. Riot police reportedly forcibly dispersed a sit-in being held by sixth-year students outside the ministry. There have been no immediate reports of injuries or arrests; however, it is unclear if the clashes had ceased.

A heightened security presence and localized disruption to transport are expected in the vicinity of the Ministry of Education in the immediate term. Further protests over the issue in the near term are possible.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, budget ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by 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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