STORY: This barber offers free haircuts for protesters in Iraq
who have been camping at the parliament
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
[Abu Ahmad, Iraqi barber]
"I volunteered to work here to serve the protesters. I come either in the morning or in the afternoon.// "When a chef comes to cook or a barber comes to cut people’s hair, this can enhance people’s morale. I want to help others."
Supporters of Shi'ite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
took over the parliament building on July 30
protesting against what they say is corruption in the country
[Sijad Muhsain, protester]
"I decided to get a haircut when I saw him working here because it makes me feel good. We will also continue in our protest until our demands are met. We will not withdraw."