The killing of activist Ehab al Wazni outside his home has sparked daylong protests in Karbala that saw demonstrators block roads and bridges with burning tires.
Hundreds of Iraqis joined the funeral procession of activist Fahem al Tai who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Karbala while returning home from protests. Iraq is expected to see widespread protests on Tuesday.
Fahem al Tai, 53, had been taking part in weeks of rallies denouncing Iraq's entrenched political elite as corrupt, inept and beholden to neighbouring Iran.
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