Samstag, 01.10.2022 / 19:44 Uhr

Tishreen Bewegung im Irak: Neue Proteste

Aus dem Netz

Zum Jahrestag des Beginns der Massenproteste im Irak haben sich heute wieder Demonstranten in Bagdad versammelt:

Tishreen (October) movement on Saturday held fresh anti-government protests in the capital city of Baghdad, three years after the movement’s first demonstrations which toppled the government at the time. 

The Tishreen protests which were held in Baghdad in October 2019 and lasted for several months demanded an end to the governance system which has been in place since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, an end to corruption, better basic services, and employment. 

The protesters were met with violence and repression from the security forces and pro-Iran militia groups that left at least 600 dead and thousands wounded. The protests toppled the government of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, ignited reforms to the electoral law, and forced the October 10, 2021 parliamentary election. 

The movement resumed demonstrations on Saturday, with supporters slamming the government for failing to meet their demands.