Friday demonstrations in various Iraqi cities



By Ziad al-Haidari

41 minutes ago


Roudao - Agencies

Dozens of citizens, civilians and activists, on Friday, in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad to demand the reform of the judiciary and accountability of corrupt officials, while condemning deduct 3% of employees and retirees in 2016 to balance the salaries.

They called on the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to personally come to the demonstrations places to listen to them directly, and called for the enactment of laws for the protection of national industry and the District of countries that export terrorism to the country.

He has dozens of citizens, civilians and activists, this afternoon, it organized a demonstration in Tahrir Square, the center of the capital, and renewed their demand for accountability of corrupt officials and reform of the judiciary, as well as provide services to the neighborhoods of the capital.

And denounced deduct 3% of employees and retirees to balance salaries in 2016, and called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to attend in person to the places of the demonstrations to listen to them directly, and called for the enactment of laws for the protection of national industry and the District of countries that export terrorism to the country.

And witnessed demonstrations Tahrir Square today, pointing to the presence of a large number of workers in the industrial companies who stressed the need for attention and support of the national industry and provide its needs for the purpose of the advancement of the country's economy.

I saw the provinces of Karbala, Babil and Dhi Qar, Friday, demonstrations where participants called for the implementation of wider reforms, while some of the demonstrators denounced the decision of the deduction of 3% of the salaries of employees and retirees.

It has demonstrated dozens of residents of the province of Karbala, this afternoon, the center of Karbala city center to demand the implementation of reforms on a wider scale.

Dozens in Babil province, on Friday, renewing their demands dismissal of the governor and the implementation of reforms and the fight against corruption, while condemning the Turkish intervention in Iraq, and stressed the continuation of the demonstrations even achieve the demands of the demonstrators.

And pretended to the masses of the people of the provinces of Maysan, Diwaniyah and Muthanna, on Friday, to denounce corruption and to demand the prosecution of corrupt officials and hold them accountable, while some of them new to denounce as "incursion" in Turkish Iraq.

Dozens of residents of the province of Maysan came out, this evening, in the Tigris Street, the center of the city of Amarah and raised the slogan "No reform without changing the directors of departments," and the slogan "muggers and corrupt parliament does not represent us."

In Diwaniyah it has been demonstrated dozens, evening, demanding FAD publish an annual report showing the project budget exchange all their titles and financial accounts of the officials in the province, noting that the demonstrators were sent warning letters to the Prime Minister Ptugehm to the Green Zone because of delayed reforms.

In the province of Muthanna scores came out, this evening, in a demonstration Shira walk from the Corniche towards Samawa city center and demanded the implementation of broader reforms, some of whom also condemned the "incursion" in Turkish Iraq.

He added that some of the organizers attributed the decrease in the numbers of protesters to the despair of the implementation of reforms, as well as "chock authorities" withdrawal of them.

The capital Baghdad and 10 Iraqi provinces are (Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Wasit, Maysan, Basra and Diyala) is witnessing massive demonstrations for nearly four months 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, The protesters say that these reforms marginal and unimportant and did not achieve their goals.

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