Iraq Protests: A Reporter in Baghdad Explains Why Thousands of Iraqis are Protesting the Government

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Nov 11, 2019


For the past several weeks, Washington Post reporter Mustafa Salim has had a front row view to massive protests that have erupted in Baghdad and other cities in Iraq. As he explains in this Global Dispatches podcast episode, these protests are neither centrally organized, nor do they have an explicit set of demands. Yet, they may prove to be powerful enough to bring down the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The protests began in early October, mostly by young men from poorer ...more

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