first_imgThousands ofanti-government protesters had gathered in central Baghdad on Monday, defying aplea by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to stand down. Separately, atleast one protester was killed and 10 wounded in Shatra town, sources said. Security andmedical sources put the toll at four killed and 34 wounded. BAGHDAD – Iraqisecurity forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protestershere, a witness said, as thousands took part in the wave of anti-governmentprotests.     Demonstrationsalso took place in other locations, including the main Gulf port Umm Qasr andsouthern Shatra, where security forces allegedly killed a protester.     Over 250 Iraqiswere killed in demonstrations since the start of October.(Reuters) Demonstrators take part in the anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 4. REUTERS/THAIER AL-SUDANIlast_img read more