Clashes between protesters and security forces

Clashes between protesters and security forces left more than 100 people injured , according to reports. 

The Iraqi Ministry of Health said 125 people were injured in the clashes, including 27 civilians and the rest were members of the security forces, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The party, which is considered the political arm of the Iranian-backed Hashad al-Shabi, lost seats in the last election and has declared its disengagement from the election a fraud. The protesters closed the way to the green zone from three sides, but after that the police fired Hawaii and forced them to remove them.

No one was killed in the clashes, according to the health ministry, but some pro-Iranian groups have accused police of firing directly on protesters using a telegram.

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However, the Hezbollah Brigade, a powerful faction of Hashad, said two protesters were killed in police firing, contrary to the Health Ministry’s invitation. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi has ordered a full investigation into all of the incidents that took place on Friday.

In the October 10 election, Hashd won only 15 of the 329 seats in the election, but won 48 seats in the previous parliament, making him the second-largest coalition.

Muqtada al-Sadr, Iran’s biggest critic and winner of more than 70 seats in the election this time, condemned the violence in a tweet on Friday without supporting either side. Security sources said the protesters The two factions were from the Hezbollah Brigade and Asib Ahl-ul-Haq.

It should be noted that the Hezbollah Brigade had called it the worst election in the country since Saddam Hussein was ousted from power by the United States in 2003.

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