Iraqis Return to The Streets Against The New Government

Published May 12th, 2020 - 05:56 GMT

Iraq’s new government of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, sworn in on Thursday after months of political deadlock, which triggered young protesters' anger pushing them to return to the streets of Baghdad and other southern cities on Saturday night to oppose the cabinet.

Demonstrators in Baghdad called for the downfall of the regime, which they accuse of being part of the same “corrupt” former government.

Moreover, the new Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi vowed justice and compensation to relatives of people killed in last year's mass protests.

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An Iraqi protester, wearing a protective mask, is pictured on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester, wearing a protective mask, is pictured on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters hurl rocks toward security forces as they clash with them during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters hurl rocks toward security forces as they clash with them during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters gather on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities Sunday, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters gather on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities Sunday, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester wears a face mask during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester wears a face mask during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

A woman shouts slogans as she takes part with Iraqi protesters in an an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

A woman shouts slogans as she takes part with Iraqi protesters in an an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters take cover as they clash with security forces during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Iraqi protesters take cover as they clash with security forces during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester gestures the victory sign as some clash with security forces on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester gestures the victory sign as some clash with security forces on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

An Iraqi protester, wearing a protective mask, is pictured on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters hurl rocks toward security forces as they clash with them during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters gather on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities Sunday, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester wears a face mask during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
A woman shouts slogans as she takes part with Iraqi protesters in an an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters take cover as they clash with security forces during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester gestures the victory sign as some clash with security forces on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester, wearing a protective mask, is pictured on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester, wearing a protective mask, is pictured on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters hurl rocks toward security forces as they clash with them during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters hurl rocks toward security forces as they clash with them during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters gather on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities Sunday, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters gather on the Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad on May 11, 2020, during an anti-government demonstration. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities Sunday, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The protests first erupted in Baghdad and Shiite-majority southern cities in October, demanding an end to corruption and unemployment and an overhaul of the ruling class. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester wears a face mask during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester wears a face mask during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
A woman shouts slogans as she takes part with Iraqi protesters in an an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
A woman shouts slogans as she takes part with Iraqi protesters in an an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters take cover as they clash with security forces during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Iraqi protesters take cover as they clash with security forces during an anti-government demonstration on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester gestures the victory sign as some clash with security forces on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
An Iraqi protester gestures the victory sign as some clash with security forces on Al-Jumhuriyah bridge in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration on May 10,2020. Modest anti-government rallies resumed in some Iraqi cities today, clashing with security forces and ending months of relative calm just days after Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi's government came to power. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

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