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Baghdad tunnel becomes a museum for Iraq’s protest movement

Nov. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The images are both haunting and inspiring, transforming a once dreary, grim underpass into a vivid, colorful wall of art. “We want a nation, not a prison,” says one painting that depicts a man bursting free from behind bars. “Plant a revolution, and you will harvest a...

Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes

Nov. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Eight people died and at least 90 were wounded on Thursday in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, in the most violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in recent days, Iraqi officials said. Separately, one policeman was killed and six others wounded when an IED...

The Latest: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad

Nov. 21, 2019 4:49 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Iraqi security and hospital officials say one protester has died after clashes with security forces on a strategic bridge in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll following a day of violence to 8. The officials...

Iraqi officials: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, bringing day’s death toll to 8 with 90 wounded

Nov. 21, 2019 4:36 PM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, bringing day’s death toll to 8 with 90 wounded.

Iraqi officials say three protesters killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad

Nov. 21, 2019 9:20 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say three protesters killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad .

CORRECTS: Iraqi officials say 2 protesters have been killed in renewed clashes with security forces in Baghdad

Nov. 21, 2019 4:17 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — CORRECTS: Iraqi officials say 2 protesters have been killed in renewed clashes with security forces in Baghdad. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 3 protesters were killed, due to an error in reporting.)

Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

Nov. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to Iraq’s main Gulf port in Umm Qasr for a third day Wednesday, as protesters said recent efforts by political parties to placate them were insufficient. At least 27 protesters were also wounded in the capital Baghdad in the early morning...

“Tuk Tuk” a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

Nov. 20, 2019 10:13 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza which has transformed into the hub of what has become the largest grassroots protest movement...

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Nov. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq on Tuesday, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half, causing citizens to rely on boats for transport to reach the other side of the city. Since anti-government protests began Oct. 1,...

Anti-government protests cripple major Iraqi port, oil field

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations in southern Iraq blocked roads leading to the country’s main port and an oil field on Monday, while the Iraqi central bank reduced working hours because of the ongoing unrest, security officials said. Protesters burned tires, blocking the roads to the...