While the media reports that at least 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured in Baghdad's protests, the Iraqi Prime Minister said that the security forces are responsible for protecting the lives of the protesters.

Iran PressMiddle East: The Iraqi media announced that 12 people were killed and 200 others were injured in the demonstration and protest rally on Monday in the green zone of Baghdad.

Following the entrance of Muqtada Sadr's supporters to the Iraqi presidential palace, the Commander of the Iraqi Army Joint Operations announced a curfew in Baghdad from 3:30 p.m. today, Monday local time.

Iraqi Prime Minister stressed that the security forces are responsible for protecting the demonstrators and that any violation of security instructions in this regard will be subject to legal accountability.

He also directed the opening of an urgent investigation into the events in the Green Zone, the sources of the shooting, and to identify the negligent people and hold them accountable according to the law.

In a tweet, Mustafa Al-Kazemi also appreciated the request of Hadi Al-Amiri, the head of the Fatah coalition, and Moqtada Sadr, the leader of the Sadr movement, to end the violence. 219

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