Protesters block roads in Baghdad as Iraq‘s violent anti-govt rallies rage on

Protesters block roads in Baghdad as Iraq‘s violent anti-govt rallies rage on <p

That aside, thousands of students skipped classes to take part in the protests, accusing the government of feeding corruption, spreading unemployment and doing nothing about poor public services.

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Earlier, more than 250 have been killed in skirmishes with security forces across the country. As unrest escalated, President Barham Salih promised to hold snap elections and to alter the electoral law, allowing people under 35 to run for parliament.

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