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ARTICLE: Can a new government solve the protests in Iraq?

By Zaid Al-Ali,  September 27, 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST: Summer protests have become a yearly ritual for Iraq, but the past few weeks were particularly intense. In Basra, young people came out in the thousands to protest declining standards of living. Protesters set government buildingspolitical party headquarters and the Iranian consulate on fire. Fifteen protesters and several security officers were killed, with many more wounded. A curfew is now in place, protest leaders claim they have received death threats, and two lawyers who offered to defend arrested protesters were assassinatedin drive-by shootings.

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