The bullets of the security forces and the militias are eating away the body of the Freedom Square monument in central Baghdad
Activists on social media circulated a series of photos showing the Freedom Monument in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to gunfire that gnawed his body, which was to be restored under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government.
The Freedom Monument is the only witness to the demonstrators being beaten with sticks, batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to live ammunition.
Demonstrators demanding a change of government have been subjected to the most egregious cases of repression and assault by security forces that were supposed to protect them, while official statistics revealed the death of 110 demonstrators across the provinces of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] during the demonstrations, according to the Organization for Human Rights in Iraq.
The government, formed almost a year ago, appears to have made a firm choice in the face of its first public exam, although this has not discouraged the protesters.
It was reported that Abu Jihad al-Hashemi, head of the office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, was the one who manages the process of protesting with the support of Tehran and was behind the decision to use violence to suppress the demonstrations.
According to field sources, the deployment of gunmen belonging to the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades and "Asaib Ahl al-Haq" in the street to protect their gains, in light of the weakness of the Iraqi government, whose president, Adel Abdul Mahdi, seems politically isolated at the moment.
Protesters are seeking to head to Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, which is a traditional starting point for demonstrations in the city, separated from the Green Zone Bridge Republic, where security forces have tightened cordon since Tuesday.
Iraqi authorities, which reopened last June, reopened the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and the US embassy, to be closed on Wednesday evening to prevent the arrival of demonstrators.
Demonstrators from the Green Zone usually take a destination for their political symbolism, especially since in 2016 they witnessed a raid by followers of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Artist Jawad Salim did not know that the state of freedoms would reach this level of violence when he recounted events that accompanied the history of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with a painting expressing freedom.
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