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Iraq protests: Death toll nears 100

The protesters are demanding their basic rights – employment and services.

The speaker of Iraq‘s parliament has threatened to join mass demonstrations in Baghdad unless the demands of protesters are met.

Thousands have battled police in the streets for five straight days, demanding jobs, better public services and an end to corruption.

Nearly 100 people have been killed so far and there are no signs of a political solution to end the crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.