Irak: „Es ist eine Revolution“

The protesters are mostly „angry young people who are not aligned to any political or religious party“, said Al Jazeera’s Khan. „They are simply very frustrated at the fact that they don’t have jobs.“ After a small protest was quickly dispersed by security forces on Tuesday, a social media call went out which resulted in thousands of people taking to the streets, he added. Since then, the protests have spread to other cities in the country’s south.