Kurds rally for independence ahead of referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan
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Ahead of a non-binding referendum on Kurdish independence, about 150,000 people gathered on Friday inside the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, for a pro-independence rally. Thousands more supporters were left outside the building. President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani attended the rally and addressed the people, while his supporters waved the Kurdish flag and chanted "freedom this time, years of being subordinates will be over."