Tag Archives | Protests

Internet Shutdowns Cost Iraq $40m/day

By John Lee. An Iraqi government block on internet access is reportedly costing the country $40 million per day in lost business, sales and opportunities. The estimate is from the COST tool, based on the Brookings Institution economic impact methodology for internet shutdowns, using data collected by the NetBlocks internet shutdown observatory in collaboration with […]

Internet Cut “to Stop Protesters Posting Images”

By Amnesty International. Internet Cut to Stop Protesters Posting Images of Security Force Attacks Amnesty International has learned that the Iraqi authorities have disabled internet access shortly before the security forces have attacked – and in some cases killed – people protesting over unemployment and inadequate government services across the south of the country. In […]

Video: Protests Outside Oil Field near Basra

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. People are still protesting across southern Iraq, despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services. The unrest began in the oil-rich province of Basra last week and […]

Video: Iraq Struggles as Protests Spread

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Police and medical sources say at least 11 people have now died in protests in southern Iraq against the poor state of public services. The unrest began in Basra last week and has […]

Video: Death Toll Rises in Southern Iraq Protests

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For two weeks, demonstrators have gathered in southern Iraq to protest against the lack of access to electricity, clean water, and jobs. Protesters have said that they are organising peacefully and the response […]

Video: Tension grips Basra after Protester Killed

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dozens of people demonstrate in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, four days after security forces opened fire killing one person during a protest against unemployment. View on YouTube

Basra Protests: Oil Minister Orders More Jobs

By John Lee. Protestors took to the streets of Basra for the fourth day on Wednesday, protesting the killing of a demonstrator by security forces, and demanding jobs and public services. According to AFP, protesters also blocked the road leading to the oilfields of West Qurna, while international oil companies (IOCs) have reportedly moved senior […]

Kurdistan quickly Descending into Chaos

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Kurdistan region of Iraq is fast descending into chaos, with protests continuing for the third day in some parts of Sulaimaniyah province and security forces using live ammunition […]

UNAMI “Deeply Concerned” about Violence in Kurdistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is deeply concerned about the violence and the reported casualties during demonstrations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in the last two days, and calls for restraint and calm on all sides. The people have the right to partake in peaceful demonstrations, and the authorities in […]

Video: Demonstrations turn Violent in Baghdad

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Seven people, including a police officer, have been killed during a large anti-government rally in the Iraqi capital. What started as an orderly protest, called by Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr, soon turned […]

Video: al-Sadr Supporters demand Electoral Reform

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrate in Baghdad to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September:

Power Station Attack: Kurdish Protestors Use Violence?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Power Station Attack First Sign that Iraqi Kurdish Protestors are Ready to use Violence? Just after protests about power cuts, somebody fired rockets at a Chamchamal power station. Is this […]