Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Around 300 people demonstrated against the Iraqi government at the Iraqi embassy in The Hague. They wanted to talk to the ambassador, but he didn’t come out.
The protesters left a list at the embassy with ‘goals’ to improve life in Iraq. They think that the successive governments have not done much for the common people. The demonstration went without incident.
In Iraq it has been restless for days because of protests. As a result of the lethal intervention by ‘forces of order’ nearly 100 people were killed and more than 4000 people wounded since Tuesday, the Iraqi section of the UN Human Rights Commission reports. Protesters were also killed today.
Young people in particular take to the streets to demonstrate against unemployment, corruption and the lack of social services.
The Iraqi demonstrators oppose not only the government but also media like the Saudi government’s al-Arabiya.