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Sadrist Movement suspends Fridays demonstrations

Sadrist Movement suspends Fridays demonstrations

The Sadrist Movement's central committee overseeing popular demonstrations has suspended Fridays demonstrations, the committee said in a statement on Thursday without disclosing the reasons behind this measure.

 

The committee noted that it will continue organizing future protests until achieving the movement's demands.

 

Earlier, Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist Movement, has called for a change in Iraq’s electoral law, which he said it favors the current dominant parties and prevents smaller ones from winning seats in parliament.

The Movement has been staging demonstrations on Fridays to denounce corruption and call for reform.

 

This comes as tensions are high between Erbil and Baghdad leaderships, as the two sides clashed in disputed areas and border crossings in northern Iraq, following Kurdistan's independence referendum on 25th of September, which Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favor of seceding from Iraq.  

Last Modified: Thursday، 02 November 2017 05:19 PM
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