24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Iraqi Soldiers Kill Protesters

Iraqi soldiers fired Friday on Sunni anti-government protesters demanding the Shiite prime minister step down, health officials said.

Provincial health officials said that at least four people were killed and 42 wounded in the shootings in Falluja in western Anbar province, a Sunni stronghold where protesters have been denouncing what they call second-class treatment by the government.

The officials backed off earlier reports that at least five people were killed, citing the chaos of scene.

Witnesses told CNN that Iraqi soldiers opened fire after they ordered the demonstrators to stop filming dozens of Iraqi security forces on the rooftops surrounding al-Etisam Square.

Source: CNN. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • buybuydandavis||

    "Witnesses told CNN that Iraqi soldiers opened fire after they ordered the demonstrators to stop filming dozens of Iraqi security forces on the rooftops surrounding al-Etisam Square."

    Yes, indeed. Governments don't like cameras.

  • stevecall||

    If you think Melvin`s story is inconceivable,, five weeks ago my aunties neighbour also earnt $7392 workin a fourteen hour week from their apartment and there best friend's mother-in-law`s neighbour done this for 9-months and actually earnt over $7392 in their spare time online. the advice on this link........ http://xurl.es/v4kp0

  • ||

    While I didn't find Melvin's story "inconceivable," per se, I did find the notion that one could earn $7392 in his or her spare time somewhat unlikely. I'm glad you took the time to vouch for him, though, and I've already forwarded you my bank account and credit card information.

advertisement