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26 November, Thursday

Over 15 injured in Baghdad clashes between police, protesters

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Clashes between security forces and protesters in Baghdad left more than 15 people injured, Iraqi channel Al Sumaria reported on Sunday, Sputnik reports. 

Protesters, urging the authorities to eliminate corruption, rallied at the Allawi and Tahrir squares in the Iraqi capital since Sunday morning.

Multiple pictures and video materials from Baghdad have since emerged online:Iraqi Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr said that there were provocateurs among the protesters, who wanted a peaceful rally to deteriorate into riots so as to destabilise the situation in Iraq.

Mass protests are also held in the Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf.

The protesters oppose the ruling elite that came to power after Saddam Hussein had been toppled in 2003. The major part of the Iraqi population lives much beyond the poverty line, despite the country being rich with oil. The opposition accuses the Iraqi authorities of corruption and inefficient management.


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