The clashes erupted after some of the protesters tried to set up tents in a public square, a week after similar, previously-erected protest tents in Basra and Baghdad had been removed.
The anti-Iranian sentiment that has dominated weeks of protests in Iraq might have been a turning point.
Some believe that those behind the killing of Iraqi influencer Tara Fares last year kidnapped Saba, while others are hesitant to put the blame on anyone in Iraq's ambiguous environment. But almost everyone agrees: she was targeted for her activism.
Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators have been detained in Iraq since October 25, and arrests in Anbar indicate intimidation by the authorities.
US President Donald Trump accuses Beijing of bids to interfere with the upcoming congressional elections, saying its efforts are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy. Beijing rejects Trump's accusation.
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