Two people died in Baghdad on Friday and more than 350 people were injured as Iraqi security forces used teargas and stun grenades to repel crowds marching towards the capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, protesting against corruption and economic hardship. The authorities have struggled to address protesters’ grievances since unrest erupted in Baghdad on 1 October, spreading to southern cities. Demonstrators blame corrupt officials and political elites for failing to improve their lives.

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