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Sadr suspends Friday protests to commemorate Arba'een ceremony

Sadrist Movement suspends Fridays demonstrations for Arbaeen ceremony

The Sadrist Movement's central committee overseeing popular demonstrations has suspended its Friday demonstrations to commemorate the Shia ritual ceremony known as Arba'een.

Arba'een is a Shia Muslim ceremony that happens forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the killing of Husayn Ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

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.

Last Modified: Friday، 10 November 2017 12:55 PM