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Iraq: Economic protests enter fifth consecutive day in Basra

14 July 2018 11:58

People outraged by poor economic growth and bad social services protested in the city of Basra on Friday.

Protesters were chanting, holding banners and waving Iraqi flags. They also blocked access to Umm Qasr port, near Basra.

“I’m not asking them to get me something from space or something impossible. I’m just asking them to treat me like a human, to live like a human,” exclaimed Mohammed, one of the protesters.

Demonstrations against the prevailing economic situation have been swept the southern part of the country in the last five days.

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