Iraq’s government is guaranteeing citizens 12 hours of discount-priced electricity from local generators this summer, hoping to mitigate another imminent upswell of protests.
The dissatisfaction on the streets has fueled a surge of populist politicking. On Thursday in Baghdad, tens of thousands of supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr held a parade of sorts, where organized squads marched over U.S., UK and Israeli flags painted on the ground.
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