Iraqi protesters burn tires and block the road at the entrance to the city of Basra, Iraq July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani
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Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oil fields in the southern oil hub of Basra Thursday, police sources said.Two protesters were wounded, police and hospital sources said without elaborating, after the incident near an entrance to the giant West Qurna-2 oil field, run by Lukoil.Local workers said around 10 protesters managed to briefly enter a crude separation facility before police pushed them back. The unrest did not impact production at West Qurna-2 or the other two fields, West Qurna-1 and Rumaila, two oil officials said.The demonstrations escalated after police opened fire last week to disperse dozens of protesters near the giant southern West Qurna-2 field, killing one person and wounding three.
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