Shafaq News / On Tuesday, the security forces imposed their control on Tahrir Square after dispersing the demonstrators by force, according to what witnesses said.
The witnesses told Shafaq News, “The security forces dispersed the demonstrators by force from Tahrir Square and evacuated them from their presence.”
He explained that “the demonstrators are in small groups and they are now outside the vicinity of Tahrir Square.”
For his part, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said, “The security forces continue to take violence as a steadfast approach against the demonstrators.”
The observatory held the Iraqi government responsible for the deaths and injuries in today’s protests, stressing that “Iraqi forces used live bullets and tear gas against the peaceful demonstrators.”
A medical source reported that the first death of a disobedient was recorded from the “Who killed me?” That kicked off Tuesday morning.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “A protester died as a result of being hit by live bullets in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, Baghdad.”
For his part, a member of the Human Rights Commission, Ali Al-Bayati, confirmed the fall of a victim and a number of wounded demonstrators. He also pointed to “burning some security forces’ vehicles in Tahrir Square.”
Today, Tuesday, a security source and eyewitnesses reported that three demonstrators were seriously injured as a result of live bullets fired by the security forces in Tahrir Square.
The source and eyewitnesses told the Shafaq News Agency correspondent, that the security forces used live bullets extensively to disperse the demonstrators from the Ummah Park, wounding three demonstrators, who were taken to the hospital for treatment.
They indicated the arrival of large reinforcements of law enforcement forces to take control of Tahrir Square.
Earlier today, the Shafaq News Agency correspondent reported that skirmishes occurred between demonstrators and security forces in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, Baghdad, indicating that five protesters and security forces were wounded.