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Iraq now

When young protesters took to the streets of Baghdad last October it was the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein that Iraqis had demanded a modern, democratic alternative to Sunni-Shia sectarianism.

First published
Wednesday 11 November 2020

Last updated
Wednesday 18 November 2020

Why this story?

When young protesters took to the streets of Baghdad last October it was the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein that Iraqis had demanded a modern, democratic alternative to Sunni-Shia sectarianism. Against the odds, the protesters are still there. Andrew North, an artist and former BBC Baghdad correspondent, returned to report on a movement that could reshape the Middle East. Giles Whittell, editor

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