Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces confirmed today, Thursday, that the country is chasing criminals and no one will escape justice.
This comes as Arab sources reported that gas and live bullets were fired at demonstrators at the “Muhammad al-Qasim” road in Baghdad.
In an escalating step, protesters deliberately burned the headquarters of the Hezbollah militia near the housing bridge, in protest at the lack of response to their demands, and in response to the movement’s call for a peaceful escalation within the next two days.
The protesters had deliberately closed the government departments in Najaf, with the end of the deadline set by the coordination, which ends next Monday morning. The protesters confirmed the escalation that started from Friday until Monday morning.
The popular movement in Iraq called for an escalation on the 20th of January, with the expiry of the deadlines granted to the authorities to achieve the demands of citizens, especially in the southern provinces.
Calls for escalation
A large number of protesters flocked to the demonstration grounds in the southern governorates, including university students and clansmen. The demonstrators also renewed their threat to the ruling class to escalate peacefully within the next two days in the event of failure to respond to the demands of the movement.
Civil activists indicated that The demonstrations covered the fields of protests Surrounding streets, amid cheers against foreign interference and national anthems. The demonstrators also renewed their threat to the ruling class to escalate peacefully within the next two days in the event of failure to respond to the demands of the movement.
This comes as Dhi Qar demonstrators chanted slogans against the survival of Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister, and the failure to reveal the killers of Dhi Qar demonstrators, as they condemned the assassinations carried out by pro-Iranian militias.