Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
Thousands headed to the Jadiriya area, and some protesters wore shrouds, in response to Sadr’s guidance.
This demonstration comes at a time when the “Tishreen” protesters are still (referring to the demonstrations that started on the first of last October) and are present at Muhammad Al Qasim Bridge, As well as the Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, according to our correspondent.
For its part, the security forces took strict measures and cut a number of roads in the center of the capital to protect the demonstrators. According to the Iraqi News Agency, there are five main sectors to secure the demonstration.
In parallel, the MP, Sattar al-Atabi, announced that the Alliance (loyal to al-Sadr) Alliance, earlier that the leader of the Sadrist movement mandated the owners of blue hats to protect the Friday demonstrations.
He considered in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency that “there are some beneficiaries and those affected who are trying to magnify and send unsatisfactory messages about the millions of demonstrations called for by al-Sadr,” adding that “these affected parties are spreading fears through social media channels.”
Saleh and the American forces
The presence of the American forces occupied the Iraqi scene during the past weeks, especially after the killing of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3, with a US drone plane, on the campus of Baghdad Airport.
On January 5th, he voted The Iraqi Parliament On a non-binding resolution, he calls on the government to end the presence of foreign forces in the country.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, made it clear on Wednesday that the parliament’s call to end the presence of American forces in the country is not a “sign of hostility.”
During his speech to the fiftieth session of the World Economic Forum in the Davos resort of the Swiss Alps, Saleh said, “We seek good relations with everyone, and we have no interest in being drawn into conflicts that are not of our choice and our making.” “It is not in our interest to choose to ally with anyone at the expense of others.”
He also expressed his gratitude to the international coalition led by the United States “especially for the military and economic support it provided, and is still providing this alliance, in the war against ISIS …” and added, “Our policies and diplomatic and economic relations must be driven by our national interests, not the interests of others.” And even the interests of our allies. ”