Amid the ongoing violence in Iraq, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mehdi formally submitted his resignation to Parliament. Meanwhile, three anti-government protesters were killed and at least 58 people were injured in Baghdad and southern Iraq. Two Members of Parliament said that the MPs would either vote in the session of Parliament on Sunday or accept the resignation of Mehdi. Are adamant on demand The people of Iraq have been demonstrating since the beginning of October against decaying mandatory services, lack of jobs and corruption.
During this period, 420 people have died and 15,000 people have been injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces. This week the capital Baghdad, Dozens of people have died in clashes in the holy city of Najaf and the town of Nasiriya, the birthplace of Prime Minister Mehdi. Prime Minister Mehdi announced his resignation on Friday due to mounting pressure from protesters and top Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani.
He had said that he would submit his resignation to Parliament by Sunday. Security and hospital officials said that three protesters were killed and 24 others were injured in the crackdown on protesters in Najaf in southern Iraq. In Baghdad, at least 11 protesters were injured.