Protesters block bridge in central Baghdad as unrest continues in Iraq

Hundreds of protesters set up obstacles on Muhammad al-Qasim road & set tires on fire in Baghdad on Thursday, as the wave of protests continued in the Iraqi capital. According to reports, at least 10 people were rushed to a hospital with injuries related to smoke inhalation.

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