Thousands in Iraq protest government
Sahar a Hassan
Thousands protested the government in Baghdad on Sunday.
People moved towards the famous Tahrir Square in central Iraqi capital, as a correspondent observed AFP news agency correspondent. The square is located in the highly secured Green Zone, where many foreign embassies and the Parliament are based. In the past, he was also the scene of mass protests.
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With the demonstration, activists reminded of the mass protests in October of last year. People’s demands on the government have not changed, student Mohamad Ali said to AFP. ′′ It’s an important day. We are here to keep the movement going.” Protesters accuse the government of corruption and mismanagement and demand their closed resignation.
The protest movement in Iraq is largely without leadership. The participants of the demonstration train on Sunday were divided over whether to enter the highly secured Green Zone. Since Saturday, security forces had erected checkpoints and road blocks around Tahrir Square and the Green Zone.