Iraq – Protesters in Nisour Square demand reforms

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Location: Nisour Square – Baghdad – Iraq

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:03:49

Sound: natural

Source: A24 in Baghdad

Restrictions: A24 subscribers

Date: 09/02/ 2022

Storyline:

Dozens of citizens organized a protest this Friday afternoon in Nisour Square in capital Baghdad, to demand putting an end to corruption and quotas, as well forming a “national salvation” government with absolute power.

Tishreen movement protesters raised Iraqi flags, pictures of killed protesters and banners calling for reforms and Iran’s non-interference in internal affairs. Protesters that A24 interviewed, denounced conflicts between political parties and political forces; accused them of destroying Iraq. Protesters also called for constitutional amendments.

Shotlist:

– Soundbite (Salem Al-Shammari – Civil activist from Tishreen movement):

“The main demand of Tishreen movement is removing corrupt political class and preventing it from forming a government. The current political system destroyed Iraq, and did not care about Iraqi blood that was shed. They talk about holding a parliamentary session and forming a government disregarding the many deaths and injuries that took place in Baghdad last week.”

– Soundbite (Qaysar al-Maliki – Activist)

“Today we have taken to the streets same as we have many times since the start of Tishreen movement, to demand the dissolution of Parliament, for those who have shed the blood of Iraqis to be held accountable and for the return of Iraqi sovereignty. We demand those who killed protesters to be exposed. We will continue to protest until Iraq is given back to its people.”

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