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Iraqi politician slams protesters, calls them ‘monkeys’

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Former Iraqi member of parliament and prominent politician Izzat Al-Shabander slammed protestors and referred to them as “monkeys” after his name was included in a banner raised by demonstrators in Tahrir Square.
The banner included other politicians who were considered potential candidates for the post of prime minister.

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned on last month amid pressure from mass anti-government protests.

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Izzat Al-Shabandar took to Twitter in response to the banner, saying that he was “neither a candidate” nor will he “honor the leadership of the monkeys who wrote this banner” and referred to them as belonging to “mafias.”

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Demonstrations in Iraq erupted early October in protest of corruption, high unemployment, poor public services and foreign interference. Source
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