BASRA, Iraq — On Thursday, hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraq’s southern oil city Basra for a fourth day of violent protests, where residents, angry over the neglect of their city’s collapsing infrastructure, set fire to political offices.
Ten demonstrators have been killed in clashes with security forces and dozens injured since a wave of protests began on Monday. Tens of security forces members have also been injured, some by a hand grenade, health and security officials said.
Protesters targeted several provincial government buildings on Thursday, setting the headquarters of the local government on fire, and blocked main roads in the city center.
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