Thousands of Sunni Muslims have taken to the streets of Baghdad and other parts of Iraq in another demonstration of discontent with Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Reports say protests were held on January 11 in Baghdad's mostly-Sunni districts of Adhamiyah and Ghazaliyah, as well as the cities of Ramadi, Samarra, Falluja, Mosul, and Tikrit.
In the western province of Anbar, protesters blocked off a highway linking Iraq to Syria and Jordan for a 20th day.
In the Shi’ite city of Najaf, meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators called for the government to resist calls to reform antiterror legislation.
Demonstrations have swept Sunni-majority areas of Iraq for two weeks.
Protesters say al-Maliki's government persecutes the country's Sunni Muslim minority.
They are calling for the release of prisoners and the reform of antiterror legislation.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP