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Iraq: protest on water, electricity: dead, wounded
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Date: 8/8/05 at 10:56AM
Mood: Looking Playing: War, by Edwin Starr
Samawa is in southern Iraq.
In Al Muthanna province, according to corporate media the quietest and least rebellious province in Iraq.
It was occupied by Dutch troops; until a few months ago, when the Dutch government decided to withdraw the soldiers from Iraq.
Then, London daily News Line reported:
Monday, 8 August 2005
1,000 CLASH WITH POLICE IN SAMAWA – Iraqis angry over no water or electricity
At least one person was killed and sixty others were wounded yesterday when over 1,000 angry Iraqis clashed with police in Samawa, south of Baghdad, during a protest over lack of water and electricity.
Witnesses said police opened fire on the crowd after angry protesters had thrown rocks and attacked a police vehicle.
The demonstration in front of the governor’s offices in the town began peacefully, but witnesses said that people were infuriated after the puppet Iraqi government’s security guards had panicked as numbers grew and fired into the air to try to disperse the crowd.
Police said after the clashes that at least one person was killed, 46 civilians and thirteen police officers were wounded.
After the ‘election’ in January, the new puppet government had pledged to restore public services.
Frustrations are running high with what are now years of electricity shortages and high unemployment.
Samawa, about 370km southeast of Baghdad, is where about 600 Japanese troops are based, who have been involved in a series of reconstruction efforts since January 2004.
Meanwhile, on Saturday evening, two more US soldiers were killed and three others were injured by a roadside bomb in Samarra, about 95km north of Baghdad.
Increased poverty in Iraq: here.