Friday, February 25, 2011
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Friday in a nationwide “Day of Rage” inspired by uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations.
At least five people were killed in clashes with security forces. News reports say the deaths occurred as demonstrators tried to storm government buildings in at least two Iraqi cities.
At least three of the people were reported killed in the northern city of Mosul, while at least two were said to have died in Hawija.
Protesters also tried to push between concrete blast walls on a bridge leading to Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone of government buildings and embassies.
This article was posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:33 am