2020-08-31: On Monday (31 August), dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Dijlah television station in Baghdad and protested against the broadcast of a cheerful television program during a religious day of mourning on Sunday (30 August). During the protests the building was set on fire and at least four employees of the station were injured.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.