Protesters Again Block Iraq’s Port of Umm Qasr
Basnews English 07/11/2019 – 16:11 Published in Iraq ERBIL — Tens of protesters gathered again on Thursday to block the road leading to Iraq’s Umm Qasr port shortly after it had resumed its operation following a week of blockade.
The Iraqi government previously said that the week-long suspension of the imports through Umm Qasr has cost the country more than $6 billion.
Protesters allowed the resumption of the port’s operation late on Wednesday, but returned to block the roads leading to the port at the request of activists and relatives of a protestor who was previously killed in clashes with security forces, Reuters said.
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