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UN Expresses Concern in the aftermath of protests in Iraq, urges for calm and restraint

United Nations, The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, expressed grave concern over the violence that accompanied some demonstrations in Baghdad and other governorates.

She called for calm and deeply regreted the casualties among both the protesters and security forces.

In a statement issued today, the Special Representative urged the authorities to exercise restraint in their handling of the protests to ensure the safety of peaceful protesters on one hand and observe law and order and protect the public and private property on the other.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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