Security meeting headed by al-Abadi directed to prevent unauthorized demonstrations and the pursuit of "squatters" on ministries

2016-04-19 22:12:18 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

Select an emergency security meeting headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Tuesday, Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, a licensed venue for demonstrations, and in the face to prevent the demonstrations illegal, he stressed the legal action against violators and arrest and prosecute anyone beyond the state ministries and public and private property.

Ebadi said the Office in a statement that "the Prime Minister chaired an emergency security meeting with military and security leaders," noting that "the meeting stopped in front of the demonstrations in front of state institutions, which leads to disabling work out as well as the overall security situation in the country."

"The meeting stressed the continuation of the security agencies in the task of maintaining its success in terms of imposing security and stability to its full potential and capabilities to enhance the security of citizens and the institutions of the state."

He pointed Abadi Office that "the meeting concluded that the emphasis on the right to demonstrate peacefully in accordance with legal frameworks first and the commitment of the government duties in maintaining security and stability and to prevent any demonstrations unlicensed and only for the capital Baghdad, is locate demonstration in Tahrir Square, with the government's commitment to provide the necessary security protection the demonstrators. "

He continued that "the meeting confirmed to take legal measures against violators of this decision and the prosecution both exceed the state ministries, employees, citizens and public and private property and the arrest of violators of this decision," pointing out that "the meeting called upon the compliance with the laws to citizens in order to maintain the overall situation of the country and that the competent security agencies will address firmly to those who violate the laws. "

Hundreds of people demonstrated on Tuesday in front of foreign oil, agriculture, justice, finance and education ministries in Baghdad calling for reform, as hundreds of new demonstrations in Tahrir Square amid tight security measures included cutting most of the roads leading to the square.

Organizing Committee of the sit-ins and announced on Tuesday, continue to sit and peaceful demonstration in Tahrir Square, while confirming that the protesters "will not leave," but the achievement of the people's demands.

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