Thousands march, demand governor resign
In Basra, in the deep south of Iraq, about 3,000 protesters angry over inadequate city services marched peacefully through the streets of Iraq’s second largest city to demand that the provincial governor resign.
The demonstrators gathered near the Basra mosque, then marched a few hundred yards to Gov. Mohammed al-Waili’s office, which was surrounded by Iraqi soldiers and police officers. The protest ended a few hours later.