Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 October 2020

Beyond the Headlines: Iraq's year of protests, assassinations and foreign interference

Demonstrators have vowed to keep the protests going by violence has scared some away

On October the 1st 2019, protesters took to the streets of Iraq demonstrating against unemployment, government corruption and poor public services, such as electricity and clean water.

As Iraqis mark the one year anniversary of the October protests, demonstrators have vowed to keep the protests going unless their demands of a peaceful and prosperous homeland are met.

This week on Beyond the Headlines, Suhail Akram talks to Renad Mansour, senior research fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, and Inas Jabbar, human rights activist from Baghdad, about what has changed since the October protests started and whether protesting is achieving anything.

Updated: September 30, 2020 09:42 PM

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