Thousands of Iraqis take to the streets in Baghdad and major southern cities, including Basra and Najaf, to both mark the anniversary of the protests and renew calls to end corruption. Security forces in central Baghdad threw tear gas to prevent marchers from crossing strategic bridges, injuring at least six, and around 43 officers were injured after protesters threw Molotov cocktails at them.
Tens of thousands of mourners, among them Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, attend a funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, for those killed in a United States airstrike—among them Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force and at least five others. The bodies are then brought to Karbala and Najaf, where Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the other Iraqis killed are to be buried.
Iraqi President Barham Salih rejects the nomination of Basra governor Asaad Al Eidani for Prime Minister of Iraq, stating that protesters will also oppose him due to his connections with Iranian-backed parties. As the constitution doesn't give him the power to officially veto candidates, Salih threatens to resign instead.
In one of the deadliest days of the protests so far, Iraqi security forces open fire and kill 25 people who were blocking a bridge in Nasiriyah, while 10 people are killed in Najaf, and four people are shot dead in the capital Baghdad. The Iraqi Armed Forces says an emergency unit had been created to "impose security and restore order" in response to the violence. 45 people have been killed by security forces in total.
Iran hangs two members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran convicted of involvement in the post-election riots after the presidential election in June 2009 and of visiting a training base in Iraq, in the latest series of executions that has seen an unprecedented 64 people executed in 24 days.