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Iraq’s Tishreen Uprising: From Barricades to Ballot Box

The huge demonstrations that rocked Iraqi cities two years ago reverberate still, with the main grievances unaddressed.

Protests could arise anew at any time, risking another lethal crackdown.

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The government should hold those who harmed protesters accountable and work to ensure clean elections in October.

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In October-December 2019, the largest protest movement in post-2003 Iraqi history unseated the government and forced parliament to adopt a new electoral law.

Security forces and paramilitary groups loosely under state control killed more than 600 protesters during the uprising and…

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