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Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse protesters in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces opened fire on Wednesday to disperse protesters gathered on Baghdad’s Shuhada bridge, shooting live bullets in the air, a Reuters witness said. There appeared to be no casualties.

Protesters had blocked the bridge since Tuesday afternoon as part of efforts to bring the country to a standstill, with thousands continuing to partake in anti-government protests in the capital and southern provinces.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by John Stonestreet

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