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Iraqis pour into streets for protest

September 25, 2020

first_imgOne woman died after she was struck inthe head by a tear gas canister, Iraq’s Human Rights Commission said, and atleast 155 people were wounded on Friday. At least 250 people were killed overthe past month.(Reuters) BAGHDAD – Tens of thousands of Iraqisthronged central Baghdad demanding the downfall of the political elite in thebiggest day of mass anti-government demonstrations since the fall of SaddamHussein.   A demonstrator throws away a tear gas canister during an anti-government protest in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 1. REUTERS/KHALID AL-MOUSILYcenter_img Protests have accelerated dramaticallyin recent days, drawing huge crowds from across Iraq’s sectarian and ethnicdivides to reject the political parties in power since 2003. Five people died on Thursday nightfrom similar injuries.last_img

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