Workers in Iraq defy curfew to maintain protests

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad April 9 march against appointment of Mustafa al-Kadhemi, Iraq government’s spy master, as prime minister, with his picture crossed out.

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters defied a government-imposed curfew in the southern city of Nasiriyah and took to the streets in recent weeks to demand a halt to restrictions on their gatherings. They also condemned the April 5 assassination of Anwar…