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Iraq: Eyewitness describes ‘street filled with blood’ as at least 25 protesters killed in security force onslaught

Iraq: Eyewitness describes ‘street filled with blood’ as at least 25 protesters killed in security force onslaught

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  1. “For all these reasons, the nations of this body must challenge tyranny as vigorously as we challenge terror. Some question whether people in certain parts of the world actually desire freedom. This self-serving condescension has been disproved before our eyes. From the voting booths of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Liberia to the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Rose Revolution in Georgia to the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon and the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, we have seen people consistently make the courageous decision to demand their liberty. For all the suggestions to the contrary, the truth is that whenever or wherever people are given the choice, they choose freedom.” – George W. Bush

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/11/iraq-eyewitness-describes-street-filled-with-blood-as-at-least-25-protesters-killed-in-security-force-onslaught/) reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot)
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    > A range of different security forces descended on protesters in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah overnight, killing at least 25 people and injuring scores more by this morning, Amnesty International confirmed after interviewing eyewitnesses and verifying a dozen videos and images from the scene.

    > "With well over 300 protesters now dead across Iraq since 1 October, and thousands more injured or arrested, this bloodbath must stop now. The international community must speak loudly and clearly, pressing for Iraq to rein in the security forces and launch effective and impartial investigations aimed at bringing to justice those responsible for unlawful killings and other serious violations.”

    > Amnesty International continues to receive reports of excessive force used to disperse protesters and new cases of arrest and intimidation of protesters.

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  3. Strange how this story is not getting traction. You would think that the ughyer muslim “supporters” spamming social media would be boosting this story as well.

  4. yeah well Saddam Hussein is dead…kinda pointless to go back there…

    Mission Accomplished?

  5. This is the same thing that people wanted to invade Syria over, right? Sounds like it’s time for Gulf War 3: be all u can bee

  6. The political left won’t care, as Iraqi deaths only matter when they can be blamed on Americans.

  7. So this is the “democracy” we invaded Iraq for…that’s great. Would have been much better to allow Hussein to stay in power.

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