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Basra police say foreign intelligence agents alter protests courses

The Basra police directorate on Saturday warned residents of the governorate that foreign intelligence officers and spies alter courses of protests.

A statement by the media office said security authorities have established a cooperative relationship with protesters, believing that security authorities are able to preserve the lives of protesters and their safety.

The statement further stressed that the police authority stands with protesters as it believes that their demands are legitimate.

“Unfortunately, foreign intelligence agents do not like that, targeting Iraq’s economy, safety and social security,” the statement added. “These people try to change the courses of peaceful protests by targeting residential places, provoking security forces into using power, and that the Iraqi security authority will not allow this.”

The statement further affirmed that the streets and squares of Basra are big enough to contain all the protesters who seek what is good for Iraq.