Latest Updates on Iraq, 27 October 2019
Latest news of protests from different cities of Iraq
– Human Rights Committee in Iraq: In the last three days 74 people were killed.
– Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy of Hashad Sha’abi(PMU), asked politicians to help PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to fulfill demands of protestors.
– Saudi networks al Arabiya and al-Hadath and NRT stopped activities in Iraq.
– Some Iraqi Parliament Members resigned.
– Students of Baghdad university and some others universities gathered in support of protests. Some schools also show support.
– Kurds Parliament Members refrain from participating in the parliament until the protests are over.
– Unknown persons assaulted an orphanage in Babil.
– Badr group office was set on fire by protesters.
– Protesters attacking governorate and city council buildings.
New security forces entered the city while being greeted by people.
– Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abulfazl shrines are still open.
– People who tried to set governmental buildings on fire were captured.
– Several footages and photos released of incursion of public assets by some protesters.
– Spokesperson of Department of State: Some try to fire the tents of strikers to pretend security forces responsible for it.
– Participation of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Nouri al-Maliki in mourning ceremony of martyr al-Aliyawi.
– Curfew was cancelled in provinces Basrah, Diwaniyah, Karbala, Dhi Qar.
– Summary of Muqtada Sadr’s new statement:
Today endeavors to remove corruption and its cause are increased and protests turn into strikes and then there will be public and private strikes.
Those forces who fight ISIS will not fire at people and the army and security forces will be on the side of defending people and not the corruptor.
Israeli PM Netanyahu:
Middle East including Lebanon and Iraq are going through earthquake.