Police shut roads leading to Tahrir Square ahead of Sadr speech

Iraqi security forces have closed roads leading to Tahrir Square in Baghdad to prevent staging demonstrations there, a security source said Friday.

At the demonstrations, the Sadrist Movement have been staging on a weekly basis, Moqtada al-Sadr was supposed to give a speech.

The move came after the security forces were notified that the Sadrist leader was going to address the protests.

The Movement has been staging protests on Fridays to denounce corruption and demand the change of the electoral commission and issue a new electoral law.