Iraq: Many killed in renewed anti-government protests
24 November 2019 | 6:33 pm
Anti-government protesters took to the streets after authorities lifted a two-day round-the-clock curfew. Dozens of people have been killed after four days of mass protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.
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