Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM’s vow to quit

Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM's vow to quitIraqis kept up angry anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday to demand a broad overhaul of a system seen as corrupt and under the sway of foreign powers, a day after the premier vowed to quit. Protesters have hit the streets since early October in the largest grassroots movement Iraq has seen in decades, sparked by fury at poor public services, lack of jobs and widespread government graft. The toll spiked dramatically this week as a crackdown killed dozens in Baghdad, the Shiite shrine city of Najaf — where another protester was killed Saturday — and the southern hotspot of Nasiriyah.