‘We want a nation’: Why Iraqis are protesting

‘Those on the streets stand also for a silent majority — a silent majority that has long kept quiet.’

An Iraqi demonstrator takes part in an anti-government march in the centre of the southern city of Basra on 2 December 2019. (Hussein Faleh/AFP)

Long-standing issues, lack of recovery

Iraqis know what they want, and what they don’t want.

Hope

Iraqis have had their hopes dashed before. But this time, we still hope, things will be different.

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