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Iraq's street sellers rake in fresh profits from national flag sales

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In light of the demonstrations in the Tahrir Square, central Baghdad, sales of the Iraqi flag have become the most popular in the square, while mobile sellers made the most profit, since they benefited from the crowds that hastened to buy their country's flag.

A new job has emerged in the Iraqi street, reaching the poor and the impecunious, the trade of selling the Iraqi flag.

Since the recent demonstrations, Iraqi flag sales have increased. Sales of the flag have increased since protesters are purchasing it to express their adherence to Iraq despite the rampant corruption, and wrong policies.

The Iraqi flag was most notably visible in Friday's demonstrations, since protesters refused to hold up flags and slogans of political parties, and groups in their reformatory demonstrations. We took to the streets for Iraq, and not for any party or group.

Despite the fact that sellers gain their daily bread thanks to the sales of these flags, some of them took the initiative of handing them out for free as a way to show support to the reform demands.