Sadrist Movement official called on supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
to rush into the streets and protest on Friday in various provinces.
Ibrahim al-Jaberi said in a press statement: "Our demonstrations next Friday at 9 pm condemning the upcoming war and denouncing involving Iraq in it…"
Fires broke out in several malls and shops in Najaf, Basra and several southern provinces, and bloody shootings have caused the death and injury of at least 25 citizens. In addition, many shops, commercial complexes and agencies were burnt earlier this month.
This came as supporters of Sadr have surrounded shops and houses belonging to leaders in his movement who he decided to expel over corruption.