The total casualties in the three days of protest in Baghdad, Karbala and Babel are 242, of those are 46 protesters,” Ali Al Bayati, a member of the Iraqi High Commission of Human Rights, told The National.

The high amount of injuries was a result of violence conducted by “saboteurs who used molotov and stones” in response to tear gas, hot water and rubber bullets being fired at them by the Iraqi security forces, he said.

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