Iraqi protester dies in Baghdad bridge clashes

Iraqi security and medical officials say a protester has been killed by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas canister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge.

Officials said 32 others were injured from a tear gas canister on Sunday, hours after the protesters regained control of half of the Ahrar bridge.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Ahrar Bridge leads to the other side of the Tigris River near the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.

Security forces had deployed on the other side of the bridge and erected concrete barriers to keep protesters from pushing into the area.

Demonstrators had taken control of these bridges earlier this month but were later repelled when security forces took harsh suppressive measures.

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