Baghdad Protests against "Foreign Occupation"

Politics | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Baghdad after Friday prayers, rallying against what they see as a foreign occupation of their country.

The marchers carried flags and banners saying "No to occupation" and demanding that the unity of Iraq be preserved.

It came as foreign ministers from Egypt and the countries neighbouring Iraq held talks in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh to discuss how to influence the post-war situation in the region.

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