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Iraq

Thousands join anti-corruption protests across Iraq

By Rudaw 9/2/2018
Iraqis demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square wave their national flag and chant against corruption and poor services in Baghdad. Photo: AFP file photo
Iraqis demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square wave their national flag and chant against corruption and poor services in Baghdad. Photo: AFP file photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Widespread anti-corruption demonstrations took place in the capital Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces on Friday as protesters demanded reforms to combat rising corruption in government institutions.

According to Iraqi media, thousands of people poured into Baghdad’s Tahrir square. It was reported the protests took place under tight security measures.


Protests took place simultaneously in Karbala, Muthana, Babil and Najaf.

Violence broke out in Muthana, southern Iraq.

In the holy city of Najaf, demonstrators gathered in front of the office of top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, asking him to support anti-corruption efforts.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has proclaimed on several occasions that Iraq’s new battle, after ISIS, is one against corruption.
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What You Say

Hamid Sayadi | 7/4/2018 10:38:35 AM
Erdogan said it's easy to control Kurds of Iraq! our Kurdish friend in KRG are our good friend, Himmmmm? We just have PKK to worry about.!!@!
pete | 7/15/2018 5:37:29 AM
Good. "Rojava Peshmerga" work for KDP and Turkey and are enemies of the people's self administration of Rojava.
| 3/7/2018 | (5)
zizu98 | 7/14/2018 7:49:57 PM
Good luck tomorrow France. Bonne chance et vive le republic
Ali | 7/15/2018 5:34:30 AM
Please no not France
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Peleng | 7/13/2018 5:53:41 PM
Still trying to hush down the events? every major oil company has evacuated their staff from Basra not only the Russians, the protests are bloody and...
Moosavimustafa | 7/15/2018 4:51:44 AM
Corruption is the main component.Folled by foreign interference. .
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Peshmerga-4-Life | 7/12/2018 5:23:55 PM
...and the entire world also knows Turkey 🦃 hahaha has been supporting isis this entire time, but the Kurds are the only ones with courage to stand...
Outsider | 7/15/2018 4:39:09 AM
@peshmerger4life: I have to disagree... and before putting out such claims... how would it be if you get rid of your own diktatorship????
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