Iraqi students protest against new PM Mohammad Allawi in Basra | AFP

Iraqi students march during an anti-government protest against the new Iraqi prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Allawi was named prime minister-designate after a hard-won consensus among Iraq’s rival parties, who had struggled to agree on a candidate since outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi resigned under growing street pressure two months ago.

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Iraqis block roads in Basra as political crisis rages | AFP

Iraqi anti-government protesters burn tyres to block roads in the southern city of Basra to vent their anger against the candidates put forward by political parties to replace the previous prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi.

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Anti-government protesters burn tyres to block roads in Iraq’s Basra | AFP

Iraqi anti-government protesters burn tyres to block roads in the southern city of Basra as parliament is in deadlock over the selection of a replacement for previous prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi. IMAGES

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Iraqi anti-government protesters burn tyres and chant slogans in Basra | AFP

Iraqi anti-government protesters burn tyres to block a road and chant anti-Iran slogans in the southern city of Basra, to voice their opposition to names tipped for prime minister in a ruling system they view as inept and ridden with corruption. IMAGES

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Iraqis in Basra block roads as new PM appointment deadline looms | AFP

Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Basra burn tyres and block roads as the latest deadline for choosing a new prime minister loomed. Anti-government protests have rocked Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south since October 1, with demonstrators calling for an overhaul of a regime they deem corrupt and inefficient.

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Iraqis burn tyres to block a road in the port city of Basra (2) | AFP

Iraqi protesters burn tyres to block a main road in the southern port city of Basra, where resurging anti-government sit-ins turn up the heat on paralysed politicians facing the country’s largest grassroots movement in decades.

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Protesters block the highway leading to Umm Qasr port in Basra | AFP

Protesters block the highway leading to Umm Qasr port, one of the main conduits for food, medicine and other imports into Iraq, in the oil-rich city of Basra, where public schools were shut down for the first time since the movement erupted last month.

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Students protest in Basra, defying government and parents | AFP

Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of the southern Iraqi city of Basra joining escalating calls for the government to quit, defying the education minister, legal threats and even their parents.

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Yellow vests in Iraq: Demo over poor living conditions dispersed by security forces in Basra

Scores of Iraqi activists held a demonstration in front of Basra’s provincial council building on Tuesday, according to local reports. The demonstrators protested against the deterioration of living conditions in the country and demanded better job opportunities. They reportedly tried to storm the government building, but were then dispersed by Iraqi security forces.

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Mass anti-gov’t rallies in Iraq’s Basra: 12 dead, around 100 injured

Riots in the Iraqi city of Basra have left 12 people dead. Mass rallies against government corruption have been escalating over the past few days. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9dru

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Protesters storm government building in Basra, Iraq, set it on fire

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Angry protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Basra stormed a government building on Wednesday and and set fire to it.
Security forces guarding the provincial council building fired tear gas and live ammunition at stone-throwing protesters.

Anger in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Basra and other centres in the southern Shiite heartland has been brewing since July over endemic corruption, soaring joblessness and poor public services.

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Football beats politics for fans ahead of Iraq, Saudi clash

With his social media campaign welcoming Saudi Arabia’s football team to Iraq — “Greens, you’re at home!” — Arkan Taqi has broken a taboo in his hometown Basra, close to the Iranian border. On the eve of a friendly match between Iraq and Saudi Arabia that marks the return of international football to the city, Arkan and around a dozen supporters hope they have changed minds in Basra, as they await Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.