Iraqi Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Nasiriyah

Protests erupted in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 8 after Iraqi security forces arrested an activist involved in organizing demonstrations.

Iraqi police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters gathered at Haboubi square in central Nasiriyah, according to Iraqi reports.

This footage was shared by Al-Mirbad, an Iraqi radio broadcaster serving the southern and central provinces of the country. The footage shows protesters running about and chanting, and tear gas being deployed by authorities. Credit: Al-Mirbad via Storyful