Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to "normal life"

Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to "normal life"
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  • calendar-gray 09 November 2019

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that while protests were important in bringing about political reform, life in the country must now be allowed to return to normal, APA reports citing Reuters.

Tens of thousands of people have protested throughout the country for weeks and dozens have been killed in clashes with security forces. Demonstrators are demanding an overhaul of the political system and decrying corruption in a ruling class that has dominated.

“The protests have helped and will help pressure political groups, the government ... to reform and accept change. However continuing protests must allow for a return to normal life, which will lead to legitimate demands being met”, Abdul Mahdi said in a statement.

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