Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Revolution of Underground

  • Photographer
    Thea Pedersen
  • Agency / Studio
    Thea Pedersen
  • Photo Date
    December 2019

In October 2019 Iraqis rose to make an outcry. An uprising. A revolution. An unseen roar of hope, courage, social and ethnic unity flooded into the streets calling for a new Iraq. Since, Iraqis have been left alone crying. Dying while trying fighting for their rights and demands to their leaders while the world has been silently watching the government’s and the militia’s deadly campaign of systematic violence in the streets resembling a war zone. More than 500 protesters are estimated killed, more than 30.000 wounded and an unknown number have been kidnapped.