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Thousands march, demand governor resign


People protest in Basra, Iraq, on Monday. Thousands upset about poor city services marched peacefully through the streets of Iraq's second largest city of Basra on Monday, demanding the provincial governor's resignation despite calls by top government officials a day earlier to call off the protest(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) ORG XMIT: BAG103
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
People protest in Basra, Iraq, on Monday. Thousands upset about poor city services marched peacefully through the streets of Iraq's second largest city of Basra on Monday, demanding the provincial governor's resignation despite calls by top government officials a day earlier to call off the protest(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) ORG XMIT: BAG103 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

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.