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Protesters call for major demonstrations on Sunday

Muthanna protests

Protesters in central and southern Iraqi provinces called for major demonstrations on Sunday.


In a press release, protests coordinating committee in central and southern provinces said it is preparing for major demonstrations in all provinces to demand the removal of governors and the abolishment of provincial councils, as well as enhancing basic services.


It stressed it will continue to rally for demonstrations until its demands are met and the corrupt are brought to justice.


This coincides with the seventh consecutive day of the sit-in held by protesters in Muthanna province, where the provincial council has failed to persuade the protesters to disperse their sit-in.


A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.


This comes as sources said the situation in southern Iraq is getting out of control as angry protests are taking control of the provinces. Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.

Last Modified: Saturday، 04 August 2018 02:01 PM