Iraq's "Day of Rage" protests

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Iraq's "Day of Rage" protests

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:26 pm

Thousands rally in Iraq's "Day of Rage" protests

(Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis inspired by uprisings around the Arab world protested on Friday against corruption and poor basic services in nationwide rallies that provoked sporadic clashes with security forces.

At least five people were killed and 75 injured in skirmishes during Iraq's "Day of Rage" when demonstrators tried to storm government buildings and security personnel fired shots in the air to try to disperse them.

The most violent clashes occurred in the restive areas of Hawija and Mosul in the oil-rich north and the southern oil hub of Basra, but by late afternoon no insurgent attacks on the protesters had been reported. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had warned that al Qaeda and others might attack them.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/25/us-iraq-protests-idUSTRE71O1RN20110225
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Attack cripples Iraq's largest refinery, kills 1

Post by Scrag on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:32 pm


BAGHDAD – Gunmen stormed Iraq's largest oil refinery and bombed the facility Saturday, forcing operations to shut down at a time when Iraqis are already suffering through electricity shortages and lines at the gas pump

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_iraq

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Re: Iraq's "Day of Rage" protests

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:01 pm

What you won’t read in the mainstream press regarding Iraq’s “National Day of Rage”

http://uruknet.info/?p=m75341&hd=&size=1&l=e
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Re: Iraq's "Day of Rage" protests

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:08 pm

Iraq 'Day of Rage' protests followed by detentions, beatings

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