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New Iraqi Prime Minister Promises Payments to Family Members of Slain Protesters

HeadlineMay 11, 2020

In Iraq, hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered in central Baghdad Sunday, setting up barricades and clashing with police, who responded by throwing stun grenades and rocks at the demonstrators. The protests came just days after Iraq inaugurated a new prime minister, former spy chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi, ending months of political deadlock. Over the weekend, Kadhimi promised compensation for the families of hundreds of anti-government protesters who were shot and killed after large-scale protests erupted last year.

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