Open all the streets in Baghdad , with the exception of the surrounding Balkhaddra and Tahrir Square

2016-03-18 19:12:04 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

A source in the police, on Friday, that the Iraqi security forces opened all roads that were closed today in conjunction with the start of protests called by the Sadrist leader Muqtada al - Sadr in Baghdad, with the exception of the Green Zone and surrounding Tahrir Square , the center of the capital.

The source said in an interview for the Sumerian News, " The security forces, on Thursday evening, open all the roads in Baghdad , which was closed as a result of the sit - ins in the capital today."

The source , who asked not to be named, said : "This measure excludes the surrounding green area and the roads Tahrir Square in central Baghdad."

The capital Baghdad witnessed on Friday (18 March 2016), widespread heavy security in the majority of areas and cut off most roads in conjunction with the start of protests called by cleric Moqtada al - Sadr.

He called al- Sadr, today, to open closed roads in the capital Baghdad, as called for citizens to exercise their normal lives and not feel intimidated, said that " the prospects for change began , " stressing not to allow any armed security forces spread outside the frame.