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Lawyers lead anti-government protest in Baghdad

• AP
Iraqi lawyers called for the end of judicial corruption and prisoner abuse in a protest Thursday that was one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in Iraq since the start of popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Dressed in the black cloaks they wear in court, Iraqi attorneys led a peaceful crowd of about 3,000 through a Sunni Muslim neighborhood in western Baghdad, where there is simmering resentment against the Shiite-led government.

 

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