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11 Nov 2020 | 05:46 AM UTC

Iraq: Protesters block access to Majnoon oil field in Basra province November 10

Iraq News Alert

Protesters block access to Majnoon oil field in Basra province on November 10; avoid all demonstrations as a precaution

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

Event

On Tuesday morning, November 10, residents gathered to protest in the vicinity of the Majnoon oil field Entry Control Point 1 in Basra province. Local sources indicate that access to the oil field was blocked; Oil Protection Force (OPF) personnel were deployed to disperse protesters and reports suggest the demonstrators had dispersed by 12:00 (local time). The reason for the protest is unclear, though demonstrators in the area typically gather to demand jobs due to a lack of employment opportunities.

Further demonstrations are possible in the area. Localized associated disruptions and a heightened security presence in the vicinity should be anticipated in the near term.

Advice

Those in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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