Protests in Iraq – level 2

14-10-2019 15:00

Last week, protests started in Baghdad and other Iraqi areas. The protests were peaceful at first, but they became violent. Iraqi police started to shoot demonstrators and over 100 people died. News organization Reuters says that 6,000 people were hurt.

People protest against corruption and problems with basic services. Also, they are not happy that there are a lot of people without jobs.

The reaction ofthe Iraqi government was very strong. The government said that people cannot stay outside at night, and they cannot use the Internet

A commission wants human rights for Iraqi people. It is important that they can speak freely. The commission also wants demonstrations without force.

Difficult words: corruption (when a leader does things that helps him and does not help his people), commission (a group of people with special authority), force (violence, physical action).

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