September 22, 2020

Three Iraq protesters killed as anger boils over govt 'procrastination'

Three Iraq protesters killed as anger boils over govt 'procrastination'

Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country on Monday, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but, fearing they would lose momentum amid spiralling regional tensions, protesters last Monday told the government it had one week to meet their demands or they would escalate their demonstrations. Protesters sought to ramp up pressure on the government on Monday with pop-up rallies away from their main gathering place in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir (Liberation) Square.

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