Iraq: Protesters gather for Baghdad's 'Day of Rage'

February 25, 2011 10:03

BAGHDAD — Demonstrators are converging on Baghdad's Liberation Square as part of an anti-government rally dubbed the "Day of Rage."

About 600 protesters already have gathered on the square early Friday, shouting "No to unemployment," and "No to the liar al-Maliki," referring to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The rally has been hotly discussed for weeks on Facebook and groups on other social networking sites inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

More people are expected to join the demonstrations after Friday prayers.

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