Students flood Iraq streets, defying government and parents

Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of Baghdad and southern Iraq on Monday to join escalating calls for the government…

Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of Baghdad and southern Iraq on Monday to join escalating calls for the government to quit, defying the education minister, legal threats and even their parents. Swathes of the country have been engulfed by protests this month, with anger over unemployment and accusations of graft evolving into demands for a total political overhaul.

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