Protests continue across Iraq with a death toll of seven protesters by unsourced reports. Other reports by hospital sources state the death toll is over 20 due to Iraqi forces opening fire in Nasiriya.
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.