Iraqis in Baghdad protest bad services, corruption

BAGHDAD— Hundreds of Iraqis on Monday rallied in central Baghdad against corruption and a lack of government services.

Many of the demonstrators carried banners that bore the image of a broken red heart, alluding to the fact that the protest took place on Valentine's Day.

The gatherings in Iraq have been small in scale, although organizers are promising a much larger event on Feb. 25.

The Iraqis are calling for government reforms and more jobs.