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Death toll in Iraq nears 100 amid violent crackdown on nationwide anti-government protests

Death toll in Iraq nears 100 amid violent crackdown on nationwide anti-government protests | 05 Oct 2019 | A brutal crackdown on anti-government protests that erupted across Iraq has killed almost 100 people and left thousands more injured, according to officials. Hundreds of demonstrators have also been detained. The death toll from the mass protests, which entered their fifth day on Saturday, currently stands at 93, according to the country's human rights commission. The committee claimed that an additional 4,000 people have been injured. A total of 540 protesters have been arrested, with 200 still in police custody.