Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests | AFP

Iraqis flood the streets of the capital Baghdad in a general strike that bolstered the weeks-long movement demanding a government overhaul. Sit-ins have become the go-to tactic for the rallies that erupted in early October in rage over corruption, a lack of jobs and an out-of-touch political class.

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From Mosul to Baghdad, a song of Iraqi solidarity and resistance | AFP

While Baghdad anti-regime protesters have clashed with riot police, their supporters in Mosul are using art to fight for change, with a new take on the resistance anthem “Bella Ciao”.

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Iraq: Iraqi demonstrators clash with security forces amid on-going protests | AFP

Iraqi demonstrators clash with security forces who used stun and tear gas grenades to disperse protests in the Baghdad’s central, as the Iraqi capital braces for another day of anti-government demonstrations.

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Protesters clash with Iraqi security forces

Iraqi security forces cleared a bridge in Baghdad of anti-government protesters on Saturday using stun grenades and tear gas, in clashes that were among the heaviest since the unrest began last month. (Nov.9)

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Under Tahrir, young Iraqi artists paint a revolutionary road | AFP

Taking vibrant spraypaint to Baghdad’s grimy concrete walls, Iraqi artists protesting the government — many of them young and female — are sketching out their vision for a brighter future.

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Here’s the latest for Monday November 4th: Schiff says no-shows more proof of obstruction; Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over; At least 5 dead in anti-govt clashes in Baghdad, Nats celebrate World Series title at White House.

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Iraqis continue to protest in Baghdad’s Tahrir square | AFP

Protests continue in Baghdad’s Tahrir square against the Iraqi government which the demonstrators accuse of rampant corruption and blame for poverty and unemployment.

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Blocking police at checkpoints, Iraqis revel in people power | AFP

“I’m sorry, I can’t let you through without orders,” says the Iraqi civilian manning the makeshift checkpoint, smirking at the befuddled policeman he had waved down in the capital Baghdad. After a month of defying official curfews and road closures to protest, Iraqis have flipped the rule book.

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Iraqis gather in Baghdad during anti-government protests | AFP

Iraqi protesters gather on al-Jumhuriya bridge and in Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad during ongoing anti-government demonstrations as massive rallies broke out in Iraq’s capital and south this month against corruption and unemployment, spiralling into angry calls for a total overhaul of the political system.

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Iraqis defy overnight curfew resuming anti-government protests | AFP

Protesters resume anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital Baghdad after authorities failed to enforce an overnight curfew, as deadly violence erupted further south. IMAGES

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Anti-government protesters clash with Iraqi security forces in Karbala | AFP

Protesters clash with Iraqi security forces during an anti-government demonstration in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala, south of Iraq’s capital Baghdad. IMAGES

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Police use tear gas to disperse Baghdad protest

Iraqi police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters in Baghdad, where anti-government demonstrations have resumed since Friday. (Oct. 26)

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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad | AFP

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas to force protesters away from Baghdad’s Green Zone as they demonstrate in the capital’s Tahrir square ahead of a scheduled parliament meeting.

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Iraqi protesters clash with security forces at anti-government rally | AFP

Protesters run for cover during clashes with security forces following renewed anti-government rallies in Baghdad, as security forces unleashed tear gas to push back thousands from the capital’s high-security Green Zone. IMAGES

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AP Top Stories 25 October 2019

Here’s the latest for Friday October 25th: DOJ reviews Russia probe as criminal investigation: Protests in Baghdad; Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations; Northern California wildfire destroys dozens of structures.

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