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Iraqis protest in style sporting slick haircuts

Baghdad - 'The revolution has changed everything'


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Published: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 10:29 PM

Last updated: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12:39 AM

Elvis Presley may have been the advance guard, but young Iraqis own it - protesters in Baghdad sport slicked styles and rockabilly haircuts, a testament to their unyielding rebel spirit.

"The revolution has changed everything," said Qassem, nearly three months into a popular movement that seeks to unseat Iraq's highly dysfunctional political establishment.

"Now, it is all so different - we are free," the young protester added at Tahrir Square.

Outside his tent, thousands of students and young unemployed people thronged the iconic square, railing once more against '"crooked'" politicians.

One thing strikes the eye perhaps above all else - the unbridled hairstyles young men sport.

High quiffs, tight fades and loads of attitude - it is quite the male beauty pageant.

Exclusively male and in large part inspired by the fashionable cuts of football stars, the phenomenon is coursing through the Arab world. - AFP

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