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5151: Young men charge into a struggle between protesters and riot police carrying home-made shields reading slogans like

As Baghdad darkened Friday evening, teenage boys carrying shields made of barrels cut in half charged into a growing crowd. Riot police were moving forward across a bridge, pushing back protesters with gunfire and tear gas. Smoke from burning tires curled into the night.

Written in white letters on the barrels was: “Attention, martyrs are advancing.”

Young men charge into a struggle between protesters and riot police carrying homemade shields reading slogans like, “Attention, martyrs are advancing,” Jan. 24, 2020, in Baghdad. (Heather Murdock/VOA)

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