Protesters defy crackdown as Iraq crisis deepens

Anti-government protesters packed into the Iraqi capital's Tahrir Square late Tuesday in the largest numbers yet as the political crisis…

Anti-government protesters packed into the Iraqi capital’s Tahrir Square late Tuesday in the largest numbers yet as the political crisis sparked by their demonstrations deepened further. Late into the night, blaring horns, fireworks and loud Iraqi music filled the plaza, the capital’s focal point for demonstrations over unemployment and corruption that have escalated into calls for the government to quit.

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