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Who is involved in killing of Baghdad demonstrators?

The political crisis has escalated significantly in Iraq after security forces grew violent against protesters.
Mourners carry the coffin of a protester who was killed in Saturday's demonstrations in Baghdad, during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq, February 14, 2017. REUTERS / Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSYND7
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The use of violence against those who took part in the demonstrations that started Feb. 11 upon the request of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to demand that the electoral commission accused of corruption be overhauled might lead Iraq to a crossroads and a political crisis with dire consequences.

Sadrists believe the government instructed riot police to use violence against the demonstrators, leading to the killing of five protesters and two security officials and the wounding of more than 320 people.

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