Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Sunday as the anti-government protest movement marked its one-year anniversary.
Protesters could be seen clapping, chanting, and waving Iraqi flags as they packed the streets tightly despite the coronavirus pandemic.
«In the past revolution, we made a lot of sacrifices, martyrs, and the disabled. We demand that the killers of the protesters are held accountable and Parliament dissolved,» said Haider Maan, a protester.
One year ago, Iraq's biggest anti-government protest movement since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein arose, with hundreds estimated killed during the subsequent unrest, which eventually lead to the resignation of former prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
While the protests broke out on October 1 2019, they paused on October 8 before resuming again in force on October 25.