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APsplainin | Iraqi protesters DEFY curfew as violence leaves 33 dead
Authorities cut internet access in much of Iraq since late Wednesday in a desperate move to curb the rallies. By Thursday afternoon, the curfew was extended to three other southern provinces.

The spontaneous rallies have been spurred mostly by youths wanting jobs, improved services such as electricity and water, and an end to endemic corruption in the oil-rich country. Most of the demonstrators were peaceful; many had their faces covered with masks or Iraqi flags.



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by Cat on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 at 04:49:53 AM EST
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