Baghdad's historical Rashid Street, its role in Iraq's protests

Rashid Street dates back to the 16th century and has borne witness to historic revolts in the past, something it is seeing again today.

    Rashid Street in the Iraqi capital Baghdad is normally a commercial hub but has now become the front line between protesters and security forces.

    The avenue is no stranger to uprisings, for a century, Iraqis have used it to stage anti-government protests.

    The revolts, current and past, have left their marks on its historic buildings.

     

    Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn has more from Baghdad, Iraq.


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