This is stated on the page of Stefan Dujarrick, the official representative of the UN Secretary General.

“The Secretary General is closely following developments in Iraq. He calls for a dialogue between the government and the demonstrators as an immediate step towards de-escalation, ”the statement said.

It is noted that Guterres also emphasizes that freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fundamental human rights that must be respected.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi announced the introduction of a curfew in Baghdad from 05:00 on October 3 in connection with protests in the city.