Jeanine Antoinette Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has announced her deeply saddened for the Iraq recent demonstrations on her Twitter account.
“Deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life. Five days of reported deaths and injuries: this must stop. I call on all parties to pause and reflect” Jeanine’s tweet
She has also addressed, those responsible for violence should be held to account. Let the spirit of unity prevail across.
Since the Iraqi demonstrations began, at least 100 people have been killed, and anti-government protests erupted across Iraq earlier this week, according to the country’s health ministry. More than 2,500 people have also been injured since the protests began on Oct.
Iraqi security forces used live ammunition and heavy tear gas against thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew in many Iraqi cities. The protests began over corruption, unemployment, and lack of services.