Baghdad, Iraq By night, Baghdad's streets are eerily quiet, punctuated with smatterings of gunfire -- be it a single shot or something more sustained and intense.
Roads leading to popular protest areas are blocked off, lined with security forces slumped up against buildings or napping on the hoods บาคาร่าฟรี of their Humvee vehicles.
This relative calm belies the chaos that erupted over the past week as thousands protested across the country against government corruption, lack of basic services and growing unemployment.
The scale of the protests took the government by surprise; officials have attempted to regain control by imposing curfews and โหลดบาคาร่าออนไลน์ฟรี internet blackouts.
On Saturday night, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV station said masked men beat up their employees and smashed equipment. A number แทงบอลฟรี of other local stations also said their offices were targeted.
Activists have viewed the attacks as part of a broader effort to suppress the media. Many also claim the government is afraid of what will แทงบอลฟรีล่าสุด happen if countless videos showing atrocities are uploaded once the country is back online.
The government says it only shoots when fired on, but those who took part in the demonstrations dispute that. They claim security forces and รูเล็ตฟรี Iranian-backed militias are deliberately shooting into the crowds.
Iraq's army has admitted to the use of "excessive force" against protesters in al-Sadr district, according to a statement posted to the Iraqi state security Facebook page on Monday.
Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi ordered สมัครรูเล็ตฟรี the withdrawal of military troops from the area and their replacement with federal police "due to the events witnessed in al-Sadr last night, and the use of excessive force that breach the rules of engagement," the statement read.