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Iraq: Protests continue in Baghdad despite government crackdown 01:19

Iraq: Protests continue in Baghdad despite government crackdown

Iraq, Baghdad
November 23, 2019 at 22:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters took to the streets of central Baghdad on Saturday amid reports of renewed clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.

Footage shows streets filled with protesters on three-wheeled tuc-tucs waving flags and chanting.

"Today I wanted to transport stuff. They came and took it from me. They said if you will die, you will die here. They threw it and burned it. I said to them: this is for orphans. They said we will break it and you will collect the pieces," said Mohammed Ali, a tuc-tuc driver, who says he was attacked during the protest.

Protests began in early October, with people taking to the streets over several grievances, including corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services in the country. Nearly 330 people were reportedly killed in the government crackdown on demonstrations.

Iraq: Protests continue in Baghdad despite government crackdown 01:19
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Protesters took to the streets of central Baghdad on Saturday amid reports of renewed clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.

Footage shows streets filled with protesters on three-wheeled tuc-tucs waving flags and chanting.

"Today I wanted to transport stuff. They came and took it from me. They said if you will die, you will die here. They threw it and burned it. I said to them: this is for orphans. They said we will break it and you will collect the pieces," said Mohammed Ali, a tuc-tuc driver, who says he was attacked during the protest.

Protests began in early October, with people taking to the streets over several grievances, including corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services in the country. Nearly 330 people were reportedly killed in the government crackdown on demonstrations.

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