Dozens of residents demonstrated in the Al-Hur district of Karbala on Saturday, October 10. Highway 22 was reportedly blocked by protesters for a period of time. The protestors called on local authorities to initialize road repairs as soon as possible due to high rates of road traffic accidents (RTAs) on the highway. The demonstration passed off peacefully.
A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of any future protests.
Those in Iraq are advised to monitor developments, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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