A huge protest against corruption in Iraq turned violent on Saturday.

Demonstrators demanding electoral reform tried to force their way into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies.

As well as tear gas, rubber bullets were reportedly fired by security forces in clashes that left several people injured and at least one police officer dead.

“We demand a change of government,” said one protester, Ali al-Saddi.

Footage shows demonstrators fleeing the scene.

 

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2017-02-12 06:57

End De-Baathification. Can’t think of a better idea

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2017-02-12 20:54
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Sadr are a Shia sectarian movement.
End mixing religion and politics, let the politics to adults and thing will go better : politics is already enough messy, as soon as religion interferes, things ALWAYS go for the worst! History proved it many times, even through cult of personality which is the same s**t. When you ignore history, you’re doomed to repeat it!

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2017-02-12 21:27
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Still, this is what De-Baathification has resulted in alongside the creation of ISIS. At least Baathism was secular. Something lacking in the current and crappy government.

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2017-02-18 12:39
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Yes. Maybe Baath system.

Basiji
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2017-02-17 13:03
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The Sadrist movement is absolutely not sectarianist, as opposed to zionist- / NATO-supported wahhabi takfiri head-choppers, because it does not endorse confessional supremacy nor does it call for nor practice discrimination or violence against anyone because of their confessionnal background. As for being sectarian (as opposed to sectarianist), there’s absolutely nothing wrong with representing one’s community, specially when it has been subject to persecution for centuries. That doesn’t necessarily make one a sectarianist. Case in point, when the US regime began its brutal offensives on Fallujah with no regard for civilian lives, the Sadrist movement launched counter-attacks on US forces… Read more »

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2017-02-18 13:29
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@Basiji You are probably right that Sadrist movement is better than its press – especially in MSM. I cannot agree with much of the rest. That 4 NATO countries support KSA does not make Wahhabi ideology NATO supported. I do not think Zionism supports anything but Jews. It is a self-exceptionist cult. Sunni exceptionalists wage war according to their own b****y Ghazi Jihad traditions and expect that the West must stick to Geneva convention. BTW. The crusaders were Western nights that adopted the b****y Ghazi Jihad tradition and the Muslim world complains about them until today. p.s. The b****y western… Read more »