Why are Iraqis Protesting against the Govt?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraq’s barely year old government is being forced to deal with the largest nationwide protests since taking over.

Riot police contained demonstrators in Baghdad on Wednesday, 24 hours after bullets and tear gas were fired.

At least three people died and hundreds of others were injured in Baghdad as well as other cities.

The mostly young protesters are angry at high levels of corruption, unemployment, and poor public services.

Are Iraq’s leaders listening? And why isn’t the government able to deliver?

Presenter:

  • Folly Bah Thibault

Guests:

  • Ali Al-Nashmi – Political analyst and specialist on the modern history of Iraq
  • Judit Neurink – Political Analyst and founder of the Independent Media Centre in Kurdistan
  • Yusuf Alabarda – Middle East analyst

2 Responses to Why are Iraqis Protesting against the Govt?

  1. fred 3rd October 2019 at 13:36 #

    Hmmm If the Govt would have NO connections with Mahdi and Abadi, RV their pathetic currency rate, all would be great in Iraq. But as we know Iraq is still be influenced by the Democrat party in the US and Iran!

  2. TIM 3rd October 2019 at 15:12 #

    FRED ,what GOVERMENT ? there like the USA DEMONCRATS and WE ALL KNOW THERE GAMES, THEY WILL PAY SOON! OH YES ! DAM CROOKS ALWAYS FLOCK TOGETHER!

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