In Mosul, the local employment office was attacked by a large group of protesters. The men threw stones at the building before moving on to protest outside the local government building, where they were confronted by security guards who fired into the air to disperse the crowds.

There has been a severe lack of employment in Iraq since coalition forces invaded. In what was once one of the largest bureaucracies in the region, few people have been able to return to state employment (MEED 30:9:03).