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Chest: ongoing demonstrations against corruption and the government’s response


The cleric Moqtada al-Sadr during a press conference with civilian activists, on Thursday, (October 22, 2015), photography, (am).

He confirmed the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on Thursday, that the demonstrations calling for reform and the fight against corruption continues, promised that the demonstrations to fight for “Doaash corruption”, and while the government called for the protection of the demonstrators and their leaders and to respond to their demands, civil rights activist Jassim Hilfi pointed to the need for the participation of civilians and moderate Islamists in demonstrations.

Sadr said during a joint press conference with a number of civilian activists, including activist Jassim Hilfi held at his residence in Alhananp and attended (the long-Presse) on the sidelines of their meeting, said that “the demonstrators did what required by the situation of reform through peaceful means all the forces assembled on a single word.”

He said al-Sadr, that “all of Iraq wants reform, peace, and we hold the weapon on the battlefield against al (Daash) and demonstrators are paying Doaash corruption in their hand,” and urged the government “to protect the demonstrators and to protect their leaders and not to be subjected to protests and harassment, and to respond to their demands and to investigate some were assaulted.”

The chest, “the continuation of protests demanding reform and the fight against corruption,” calling on the demonstrators to “continue to demand reform and continue to demonstrate.”

For his part, said civil rights activist Jassim Hilfi during the conference, said that “the Sadrist movement represents a current societal large and untouched many issues and our suffering one, we have got to support unlimited,” noting that “the meeting emphasized that kicks off the demonstrations after national and rally popular towards political reform and freeing it of sectarian quotas and the heads of corruption. ”

The Hilfi, “to continue the demonstrations in all circumstances peaceful manner,” adding that “Iraq live exceptional moments pass on civilians and moderate Islamists participate in this fateful battle.”

The Baghdad Operations Command, called, on Thursday, citizens not to demonstrate on Friday, with the cause attributed to preoccupation with security forces to secure protection for the participants in the commemoration of the tenth day of the month of Muharram.

The capital Baghdad and ten Iraqi governorates (Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Wasit, Maysan, Basra and Diyala) is witnessing massive demonstrations since more than a month to condemn the poor services and corruption in government institutions and the judiciary, resulting in many of the reforms announced by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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