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Thousands Protest Electricity Shortage in Iraq

Thousands Protest Electricity Shortage in Iraq 19 Jun 2010 Thousands of demonstrators surged through the sweltering streets of Iraq’s second-largest city to protest persistent shortages of electricity on Saturday, clashing with the police in a disturbance that underlined the growing popular anger here over the Iraqi government’s inability to provide the basic necessities of life. One person was killed when the police opened fire on the demonstrators, who were throwing rocks at the provincial headquarters in Basra. [Saddam Hussein: *Clearly,* the better deal.]