Iraqi demonstrators renew their rejection of candidates of political blocs to head the government .. and activists nominate Rahim Al-Aqili
The protesters in [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/1797/%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%A9 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1][size=13]Tahrir Square[/url] in central [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] renewed their rejection of any candidate nominated by political parties and blocs as a substitute for the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
This comes at a time when protests continued in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the southern governorates, and protesters blocked several major roads in 3 provinces, south of the country.
The demonstrators emphasized that they could nominate an alternative to Abdul-Mahdi, and some activists have proposed the name of the former head of the Integrity Commission, Judge Rahim al-Aqili, to fill the next government.
While the Ministry of Interior announced that five suspects were arrested for the crime of Al-Wathba incident that took place last Thursday and led to the killing of a young man and the representation of his body, the campaign of intimidation, kidnapping and killing of demonstrators in the country is increasing, as since the beginning of October, bodies of activists in a number of Iraqi cities have been found.
Dozens of protestors and activists were also held for varying periods of time by gunmen who were said to be wearing military uniforms, but the authorities were unable to determine their identities.
A police source said, that unknown gunmen shot and killed the car of the activist Muhammad Jassim Al-Dujaili, who was taken to the hospital where he died yesterday morning.
On the other hand, a security source said that demonstrators blocked the Khor Al-Zubair road west of Basra, which leads to the Khor Al-Zubair port, Umm Qasr port, the oil port and the fertilizer plant, noting that the protesters prevented all employees from reaching their departments.
The same source added that the demonstrators in Dhi Qar Governorate closed the intersection of the lobby, the Bridge of Civilizations, Al-Nasr and Al-Nahr Street in the center of Nasiriyah, with the continued closure of the Olive Bridge.
Other sources reported that a number of students had previously closed the main door of Muthanna University, in response to calls for a general strike.
In Karbala, protesters closed the General Tax Authority building, in the city center, and hung a sign on its walls with the phrase “Closed by order of the people” and whoever raises the banner bears full responsibility.
For its part, the tribes of Bani Asad announced in Baghdad, "their condemnation and warning against the dire consequences of the wave of assassinations, kidnappings and threats to young activists demanding legitimate rights, restricting press freedoms, and closing and warning the Iraqi press institutions."
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