Iraqi security forces raid a protest site in Baghdad and try to remove protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and live bullets, killing four and wounding dozens more. The raid comes after Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers to withdraw.
At least five people are killed in a second day of spontaneous protests against unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services in Iraq. Police say they have "lost control" of the city of Nassiriya after exchanging gunfire with protesters. Curfews are imposed on the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Nassiriya, Amarah and Hillah.
Around 60 unsuccessful Iraqi asylum applicants are forcibly and controversially deported to Baghdad from Britain, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. Amnesty International condemns the move as the deportees face violence and mutilation in that city.