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Calls for staging mass protests in Baghdad, Basra

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Committees organizing protests in Basra province on Friday declared that a huge demonstration under the theme 'Week of Strategic Demands' to continue pressure on the government to respond to protesters' demands.
"We call on the people to take to the streets in bulk numbers to press for their demands," a statement by the committees read.
According to the statement, the protesters will call on the government to resume establishing Al-Fao port, establishing dams in the territorial waters and re-operating the stalled factories.
It also noted that the basic demands of the protests, including improving services, fighting corruption and creating jobs, will remain unchanged.