Iraq: Basra protests continue over economic hardships, lack of resources

Basra was once again the stage for a massive protest as demonstrators gathered in front Abu Al Khasib court of justice on Wednesday to voice their discontent with the water shortage and growing economic hardships. Protesters carried flags, chanted and danced in front of the governmental building. Clean water, more occupational opportunities, and reliable power supplies were among protesters... Еще’ demands. Some slammed the government’s lack of accountability while others accused political parties of working for the benefit of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Protests have been ongoing in the southern province amid economic hardships, high unemployment rates and poor municipal services.

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