Curfew Fails to Clear Iraqi Protest Squares
Anti-government protests that began in October and raged through Iraq for months were officially suspended in late March as part of efforts against the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
Major squares, however, remain occupied. Some protesters say they have to stay amid continued assassinations of activists.
Umm Abbass, a well-known female activist in Nasiriyah, was killed on April 5 when militias allegedly stormed her home at dawn.