Thousands join 'Day of Rage'
Five killed as unrest erupts around
Demonstrations Turn Violent in
clash with security forces Iraq
As the protesters toppled part of the barrier, hundreds of riot police officers marched over the bridge to block their path. The officers came under a hail of stones as angry demonstrators chanted that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki was a liar and that they would not leave.
"Most people want to get inside the Green Zone and ask Maliki where the country's money is," said Adel, 33, a taxi driver who did not want to give his last name.
Iraq “day of rage” protests shake occupation regime US
An unprecedented lockdown of
The "day of rage" protests rocked other Iraqi cities as well, as demonstrators burned or tried to storm government buildings from the southern
Washington Post reports (February 26th): Iraqi security forces detained hundreds of people, including prominent journalists, artists and intellectuals, witnesses said, a day afternationwide demonstrations brought tens of thousands of Iraqis into the streets and ended with soldiers shooting into crowds.
'Day of Rage' protests followed by detentions, beatings Iraq
Four journalists who had been released described being rounded up well after they had left a protest at