Protesters close access to Iraq’s Umm Qasr port

About 100 protesters demanding jobs and better state services closed access to Umm Qasr port near the southern Iraq city of Basra on Friday, port employees said.

“They blocked the road leading into the port and trucks have no way of getting in or out. Port officials have asked us to go home,” one worker told Reuters.

Basra oil officials have said four days of demonstrations, which have also taken place near major oilfields, have not impacted crude production…

 

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