Hundreds of protesters blocked a bridge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Friday, demanding an improvement in basic services in the area.
Demonstrators complained about poor living conditions, including a lack of electricity, while saying they also need more jobs.
Protests a day earlier in northern Iraq turned violent as security officers fired shots to disperse a crowd in Sulaimaniya. At least one person was killed and more than 30 were injured.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.