Iraqi protesters rally despite fresh promises of reform

Iraqi protesters Tuesday brushed off new government promises of reform, sceptical that political leaders, and a parliament session later in…

Iraqi protesters Tuesday brushed off new government promises of reform, sceptical that political leaders, and a parliament session later in the day, would deliver the sweeping change they demand.

Lawmakers were scheduled to meet in the evening to discuss a cabinet reshuffle, a draft new electoral law and other changes, but activists in Baghdad’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square gave them little credence.

“The trust between the people and the political class has eroded,” said Khayriya, a woman in her sixties with an Iraqi tricolour wrapped around her neck.

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