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Iraqi protesters stand firm, say corruption worse than coronavirus

Many Iraqi protesters have chosen to continue their demonstrations despite the rapid spread of the virus, saying the country's political crisis is more dangerous than the disease.
A student wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as he poses for a photo during ongoing anti-government protests in Basra, Iraq March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani - RC2LDF9G22Z3

BAGHDAD — A group of protesters in Saadoun Tunnel under Tahrir Square in the center of Baghdad were chanting on Friday night, March. 6, calling on Coronavirus to come to Iraq and take revenge from the militias and corrupt politicians who killed them during the 5 months of protests.

"Listen to us Corona, come and visit the thieves who stole our wealth, come and take revenge from who stole our dreams, we only loved our homeland but they killed us," protesters were chanting. 

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