Iraqis protest over Islamic State persecution

Religious groups accuse Sunni rebels of persecution after thousands were forced to leave Iraqi city.

    Scores of Iraqis have marched to the UN headquarters in Erbil, demanding action against the persecution of minorities by the Islamic State group.

    The Sunni rebels last week ordered Christians in Mosul to pay a tax, convert, leave the city or face execution.

    Since then, a thousand families are reported to have left.

    Al Jazeera's Omar al Saleh reports from Erbil.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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