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Iraqi students stand by protesters: ‘Your education is a failure’

Thousands of students in Iraq put education on hold to protest demanding a better future.

Striking students in Iraq are defying government orders to return to classrooms.

Many schools and universities closed when anti-government demonstrations began in October.

But students say until protesters’ demands are met, there is little point returning to school.

Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.