[size=36]Marches in Baghdad, denouncing the US sanctions against the Secretary General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq[/size]
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Protesters in Paradise Square burned US flags and stereoscopic images of US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The protest marches on Saturday, which were described as "demonstrations by the brothers of Zainab", appeared to be an attempt to show the strength of the masses' gangs in exchange for the large mass bloc produced by the popular Tishrin protests 60 days ago and toppled the government of Adel Abdel-Mahdi.
Correspondent / Mawazine News / reported that the "supporters of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement" had cut off a number of roads in the Karrada area south of the Iraqi capital, in denunciation of the American sanctions that affected the movement's Secretary-General Sheikh Qais Khazali.
A member of the political bureau of the "Sadikon" movement, the political wing of "Asaib Ahl al-Haq", Mahmoud al-Rubaie, rejected the American decision, as "an interference against a national figure."
The US Treasury Department announced sanctions against the leader of the “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq” leaders of the crowd Qais Khazali, his brother Laith Khazali, and the crowd’s security chief Hussein Faleh, known as Abu Zainab al-Lami, as well as businessman Khamis al-Khanjar.
The demonstrations calling for the change of the Iraqi government are spread throughout Iraq since last October, and more than 400 protesters were killed.
In parallel, the political forces are racing against the time to reach the nomination of a prime minister with the end of the timing of the constitutional term for the mandate, in light of the almost unanimous approval of the nomination of Mohamed Shiaa Al-Sudani from the political forces with the exception of the Sadrist movement rejecting the name. M hn