October 3 2019 11:14am

Funeral held as death toll climbs, Iraqi protests escalate for third day

Funerals were held on Oct. 3 for an activist couple Hussein Adel and Sarah Taleb, who were shot dead in their home in Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Oct. 2. Demonstrations began in Baghdad on Oct. 1 and quickly grew and spread to other cities, mainly in Iraq’s south.

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