Iraq's young Kurdish protesters are desperate, a violent crackdown could spark a full uprising

Sixteen years old. That was the age of the youngest of eight protesters who died earlier this month due to the brutal force employed by the authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to quell the latest wave of demonstrations. His youth added to the frustration and rage of the thousands of mostly young men who took to the streets in protest against the non-payment of civil servants, corruption, and a lack of jobs. As they fought with police and the army and set buildings on fire, dozens were wounded and hundreds arrested. Human rights groups such as the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor…

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