Fear of the demonstrations # 25_Treven .. Additional fortifications for the Green Zone in central Baghdad
Government authorities in Iraq, fear of the demonstrations on Friday, 25 October, where strict instructions were issued to the security forces to close and squares and put additional fortifications for the Green Zone as of Tuesday.
Demonstrators in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] preparing to come out with mass protests on Friday.
Informed sources said Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi had asked political alliances in parliament to try to persuade Sadr to back down on Friday's protest call to block foreign agendas from using demonstrations to cause strife in Iraq.
It is expected that the demonstrations on 25 October, will include all the provinces of southern and central [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , along with the capital Baghdad, as well as demonstrations of solidarity from Iraqis abroad.
Political observers believe that the motors of the demonstrations are aware of their objectives, pointing out that although the slogan «revenge for the martyrs» was not put forward.
It is clear that this is strongly present, after the authorities failed to disclose those involved in the killing and injury of demonstrators. Iraqis know that the authorities' attempts to silence the public with some bribes are only part of widespread corruption and that there are demands for sufficient clarity, allowing everyone to understand them without fear, by activists during the October 25 demonstrations.
The list of demands is that activists are demonstrating not only for the provision of services, as the authorities promote, because this is the duty and responsibility of the government, but also for the reform of the country and the elimination of corruption. On living and service conditions only.
Observers point out that the government's fear of calling the demonstrations on Friday increases its decision-making in an attempt to satisfy the angry public to absorb its anger.
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