Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
This came in response to Thousands of supporters of the Shiite leader flocked To the Janadra area in Baghdad, in response to his call to land in a million demonstration to demand the departure of the American forces.
Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported earlier, that large numbers of people arrived from all over the Iraqi capital, to the place designated for the demonstration called by Al-Sadr, amid tight security measures, as security forces 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.
This demonstration comes at a time the protesters of “Tishreen” (referring to the demonstrations that started on the first of last October) are still present at Muhammad Qasim Bridge, in addition to the Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, according to our correspondent.
For his part, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on Friday A pause in what he called “the resistance” And punish those who violate the political armistice in the country. He said, according to what the Iraqi News Agency reported: “We seek not to push Iraq into another war” with the Americans.
At the same time, Sadr called for the closure of US military bases in Iraqi territory. He also stressed the need to adopt reciprocity with foreign countries to maintain sovereignty.