(Bloomberg) -- Iraqi forces clashed with protesters on Wednesday and many Iraqis reported having trouble accessing social media as anti-government demonstrations flared for a second day.
Security forces blocked all roads leading to Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square. Fadhel Al-Gharrawi, a member of a human rights commission that reports to parliament, said four protesters had been killed.
Iraqis took to the streets Tuesday to protest against unemployment, government corruption and a lack of basic services -- grievances that have led to repeated bouts of unrest in OPEC’s second-largest oil producer.
Several Iraqis interviewed by Bloomberg on Wednesday said they were unable to access Facebook and Twitter without using workarounds such as VPN.
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