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Baghdad protests: 17-year-old lynched by crowd

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According to an agency report, a teenager was lynched by the crowd during the protests in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Between the 17-year-old and some demonstrators, it came to an early morning quarrel, as AFP reported with reference to police.

A crowd then set fire to a house in Al-Wathba Square, where the teenager was in, pulled him out and killed him with kicks and stab wounds. Videos of the crime were published in social networks. According to the AFP data, this also shows the mortal remains of the youth hanging from a traffic light.

According to eyewitnesses, his body was later removed and brought to the Forensic Medicine. The incident took place near Tahrir Square, one of the centers of protests against corruption and mismanagement in Iraq since the beginning of October. In a statement signed by the „demonstrators of Tahrir,“ the government opponents distanced themselves from the murder, assuring them they had nothing to do with