Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out in Baghdad on Friday killing one person, despite a call for calm by the country’s top Shi’ite cleric, as authorities grapple with the country’s biggest crisis in years. Security forces fired tear gas and threw stun grenades into crowds of protesters wearing helmets and makeshift body armor on a main road in the middle of the Iraqi capital, sending demonstrators scattering, some wounded, Reuters reporters said. One protester died from a tear gas canister fired directly into his head, a Reuters witness said. More than 280 people have been killed, according to police and medics, since the protests over a lack of jobs and services began in Baghdad on Oct. 1 and quickly spread to […]