Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

Thousands of Iraqis gathered on Thursday in the capital Baghdad and in the country’s south on the first anniversary of the start of unprecedented protests demanding the fall of the ruling class.The protests, which were sparked in October last year and lasted months before running out of steam, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current government.The mass demonstrations across southern Iraq demanded youth employment, functioning public services and the guarantee of transparent elections, in a country beleaguered by corruption and caught in the crossfire of …

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