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Sweden: Hundreds rally in support of anti-govt protesters in Iraq02:08

Sweden: Hundreds rally in support of anti-govt protesters in Iraq

Sweden, Stockholm
October 7, 2019 at 03:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of members of Stockholm's Iraqi community rallied on Sunday to denounce the rising death toll from anti-government protests in Iraq, supporting the opposition movement.

Footage shows the protesters waving Iraqi flags, chanting slogans and holding signs reading "Save the Iraqi people."

At least 93 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 injured in Iraq's nation-wide clashes between protesters and police, according to Iraq's Human Rights Commission.

The latest wave of protest started on Tuesday, with thousands of people marching across the country to denounce corruption, unemployment and poor standards of living.

Iraqi President Adel Abdul lifted a curfew in Baghdad on Saturday, after first being imposed on Wednesday.

Sweden: Hundreds rally in support of anti-govt protesters in Iraq02:08
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Hundreds of members of Stockholm's Iraqi community rallied on Sunday to denounce the rising death toll from anti-government protests in Iraq, supporting the opposition movement.

Footage shows the protesters waving Iraqi flags, chanting slogans and holding signs reading "Save the Iraqi people."

At least 93 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 injured in Iraq's nation-wide clashes between protesters and police, according to Iraq's Human Rights Commission.

The latest wave of protest started on Tuesday, with thousands of people marching across the country to denounce corruption, unemployment and poor standards of living.

Iraqi President Adel Abdul lifted a curfew in Baghdad on Saturday, after first being imposed on Wednesday.

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