"October demonstrations" .. The earthquake of the government of Abdul-Mahdi and its Iranian militias supporting it
In the wake of the mass demonstrations, which are witnessing in several Iraqi provinces, heated debate in the political circles, about the parties behind those protests.
Observers believe that the new generation is desperate to bring about change through previous demonstrations, organized by civil currents, or called by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr.
The capital Baghdad, and a number of southern provinces, such as Basra, Maysan, and Dhi Qar, since Tuesday, massive demonstrations, calling for reform of economic conditions, and provide jobs for thousands of unemployed.
Activist Ahmed al-Hilu announced the establishment of a “government of salvation” composed of Iraqi professionals, but this announcement found little resonance.
According to Helou, a number of national and personal competencies will assume the task of running the state, such as Sinan al-Shabibi, an economic figure, who was chosen for the Ministry of Finance, Issam Chalabi for the Ministry of Planning and others.
Withstand the lead
These demonstrations opened the debate and questions within the political groups, about the organizer and movement of youth, the nature of the timing, and the significance of "steadfastness" in front of the bullets fired by the elements of the army, and caused the death of two people and injuring dozens of demonstrators.
Over the past years, the Iraqi arena has witnessed several demonstrations, but they were either invited by well-known activists, such as the civil current, the leader of Sadr's movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, or some demanding demonstrations involving a certain segment, such as pensioners and high-school graduates.
However, the “October demonstrations” were not invited or coordinated by well-known activists, which these activists confronted with skepticism and lack of support, while this position was interpreted as a popular rejection of the faces that confronted the file of the protests in previous years and its inability to achieve little change.
Nervousness and anger
as a significant difference observed between the audience the previous protests, the current public, as predominantly the character of "nervousness" and force, and the anger of the status quo of the "October demonstrators" and most of them boys, coming from the east of the capital areas, such as Sadr City, and saffron, New Baghdad, The people, areas of poverty, poor living conditions and the most populous population in Baghdad.
Previous demonstrations were led by a cultural elite that believed in democracy, demanded reform of the law, amended laws, and improved service environment.
Responding to the accusations against the “October protesters”, the leader of the opposition Citizenship Party, Ghaith al-Tamimi, saying: “The demonstrators are not required to provide leaders, but the government has to provide services, as these demonstrators came out, not for secondary purposes, but because of the absence of the rule of law. The state, violated by militias, gangs, clan elders and others. ”
He added that "these demonstrators, are the sons of Iraqi families, and not from abroad, and have no motives to commit violent acts, but they are peaceful demands for their legitimate rights, which have been robbed by the parties during the past years, and questioned, and patriotism, comes because of the fear Conscious Iraqi youth, who turned out to be well informed about what politicians are doing. ”
In turn, activist Saadoun Saadi that "this movement of protests is different from previous demonstrations, there is a new generation of demonstrators different interests and needs of the previous generation of demonstrators."
He added that “the current generation that demonstrates and leads demonstrations, has different interests, most of them here from the crushed working class, who do not find sustenance at the time, and do not know much about political life, and the issue of laws and regulations and so on, they want a direct and clear change, and relatively quickly, Gives them a decent life. ”
The angry demonstrations renewed in Baghdad on Wednesday morning, after a bloody night; during which two people were killed and 263 between wounded and detained, amid demands to step down Adel Abdul Mahdi, Prime Minister, as a result of the failures of the successive government, according to activists.
Demonstrations are still going on in some fields in Baghdad, while others are witnessing a runoff between security forces and demonstrators.
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