Violence in Iraq's Kirkuk intensifies

Deaths and injuries in Kirkuk, where rallies take place despite a ban, strike fear into people and politicians.

    Demonstrations against Iraq's Shia-led government, which first started in December, have spiralled in recent days across the country, with more than 200 people reported to have been killed.

    Attacks followed a deadly police raid on anti-government protesters in the town of Hawija on Tuesday.

    In nearby Kirkuk, where demonstrations were banned, tribal leaders have authorised their members to carry weapons amid the violence.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Kirkuk.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    What happens when the US government shuts down?

    The US government has shut down. What happens next?

    US federal government begins partial shutdown after Senate blocks short-term spending bill. What happens next?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?