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Reporting from the heart of Iraqs deadly protests

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FRANCE 24s James André reports from the front lines of a protest in Baghdad where often deadly demonstrations have been taking place for more than a month in an effort to force a complete overhaul of Iraqs political system.

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Some 319 people have died in the protests since they began on October 1, according to official figures, with demonstrators engaging in running street battles with police.

The UNs mission to Iraq has sought solve the crisis by proposing a referendum on constitutional reform and anti-corruption measures in what has been ranked by the NGO Transparency International as the 12th most corrupt country in the world.

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