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Iraqis Rally to Mark First Anniversary of Anti-Government Protests

HeadlineOct 26, 2020

In Iraq, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Baghdad Sunday to mark one year since a new wave of anti-government demonstrations began in the country. Iraqi security forces fired water cannons and tear gas at protesters, who continue to demand an end to government corruption and more economic opportunities. This is one of the protesters.

Nejm Abdullah: “We are asking for our rights, rights that have been taken from us for the past 17 years. All the governments have been weak. They have all failed. The government works for foreign agendas more than they do for the citizens of the country. We, the citizens, we have nothing.”

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