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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Continued Protests in Iraq

The Secretary-General is following with concern the ongoing protests in Iraq today, during which many people have been injured. 
 
He notes that freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fundamental rights that must be respected at all times. He appeals to all relevant actors to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, avoid any further violence, and ensure the protection of peaceful protesters and state institutions. 
 

Source: UN News

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