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Iraq: Protesters don PUBG-inspired costumes at Baghdad demo02:11

Iraq: Protesters don PUBG-inspired costumes at Baghdad demo

Iraq, Baghdad
November 3, 2019 at 18:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Anti-government protesters wearing masks and costumes inspired by those featured in the videogame PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) took to the streets of Baghdad on Sunday.

Footage shows protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks and ghillie suits lifted from the popular battle royale game, which was one of several multiplayer online games banned by Iraq's parliament in April.

"I am wearing this pubg uniform so that we can bring joy to the hearts of the protesters, so that no one returns home, we want to remain in here until we have all our rights. We have given many martyrs, we have taken a great deal of risk, and we have remained the same since 2003 until now" one of the protesters said.

Protests began in early October, with people taking to the streets over a number of grievances, including corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services in the country. However, demonstrations were suspended after the security forces started using live ammunition, reportedly killing 150 people.

Iraq: Protesters don PUBG-inspired costumes at Baghdad demo02:11
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Anti-government protesters wearing masks and costumes inspired by those featured in the videogame PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) took to the streets of Baghdad on Sunday.

Footage shows protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks and ghillie suits lifted from the popular battle royale game, which was one of several multiplayer online games banned by Iraq's parliament in April.

"I am wearing this pubg uniform so that we can bring joy to the hearts of the protesters, so that no one returns home, we want to remain in here until we have all our rights. We have given many martyrs, we have taken a great deal of risk, and we have remained the same since 2003 until now" one of the protesters said.

Protests began in early October, with people taking to the streets over a number of grievances, including corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services in the country. However, demonstrations were suspended after the security forces started using live ammunition, reportedly killing 150 people.

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