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Iraq: Image of slain activist Safaa al-Saray becomes symbol of Iraqi unrest01:34

Iraq: Image of slain activist Safaa al-Saray becomes symbol of Iraqi unrest

Iraq, Baghdad
November 22, 2019 at 19:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

Images of those killed by the Iraqi security forces since anti-government protests erupted in Baghdad in early October have covered the walls and facades of the Iraqi capital, footage filmed on Friday shows.

The walls of the tunnel leading beneath Tahrir Square could be seen covered with graffiti depicting the icons adopted by the protesters as symbols of the resistance, including the well-known activist Safaa al-Saray, who died on October 28 after being shot in the back of the head with a tear gas cannister.

According to reports, over 300 people have been since protests engulfed the country on October 1, when demonstrators filled the streets to denounce high levels of unemployment, widespread corruption, and a lack of basic services.

Iraq: Image of slain activist Safaa al-Saray becomes symbol of Iraqi unrest01:34
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Images of those killed by the Iraqi security forces since anti-government protests erupted in Baghdad in early October have covered the walls and facades of the Iraqi capital, footage filmed on Friday shows.

The walls of the tunnel leading beneath Tahrir Square could be seen covered with graffiti depicting the icons adopted by the protesters as symbols of the resistance, including the well-known activist Safaa al-Saray, who died on October 28 after being shot in the back of the head with a tear gas cannister.

According to reports, over 300 people have been since protests engulfed the country on October 1, when demonstrators filled the streets to denounce high levels of unemployment, widespread corruption, and a lack of basic services.

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