Tuk-tuks, more common on the streets of Thailand, came to Iraq just in the past few years as a response to rising congestion and as a cheaper alternative to taxis. Photo: Xinhua

Bombed building and humble tuk-tuk become symbols of Iraq’s uprising

  • Hollow building overlooking Baghdad’s Tahrir Square becomes centre of Iraq’s uprising
  • Tuk-tuk drivers, typically seen in poorer parts of the capital, have become the unofficial heroes of the protest movement
Topic |   Iraq

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Tuk-tuks, more common on the streets of Thailand, came to Iraq just in the past few years as a response to rising congestion and as a cheaper alternative to taxis. Photo: Xinhua
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An Iraqi protester takes cover in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Khellani Square. Photo: AFP

How Iraqis are dodging internet blackout to tell world about protest bloodshed

  • Largely spontaneous gatherings of demonstrators have swelled despite an internet blackout
  • Nearly 100 people have been killed and 4,000 wounded since the protests began in Baghdad and spread to cities across the south
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An Iraqi protester takes cover in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Khellani Square. Photo: AFP
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