Published November 17, 2019, 12:28 PM
By Agence France-Presse
While Baghdad anti-regime protesters have clashed with riot police, their supporters in Mosul are using art to fight for change, with a new take on the resistance anthem “Bella Ciao”.
In a viral music video clip, the World War II-era Italian anti-fascist song has been tweaked to “Blaya Chara” — meaning “no way out” in Iraqi dialect.
It captures the fatalistic sentiment many young Iraqis hold towards their violence-torn homeland.
“I don’t have heating, not a cent to spend. Why would I even study if there’s no way out?” sings one gaunt performer,