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Iraq: Protesters block roads, launch hunger strike against Iran-associated PM candidates

Hunger strike launched in Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces as people continue protesting against Iran-linked candidates for the country’s prime ministry post
Hunger strike launched in Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces as people continue protesting against Iran-linked candidates for the country’s prime ministry post

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iraq, December 24, 2019—Protest organizers of Iraq in Baghdad and other cities launched a massive hunger strike beginning on Monday. This movement is protesting the corrupt government and officials, and especially elements linked to the mullahs’ regime in Iran. Al Arabiya TV reports this hunger strike is taking place in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir Square and other such sites checkered across in the country’s southern provinces.

Hunger strike in Baghdad and other provinces of Iraq

Hunger strike in Baghdad and other provinces of Iraq3

Hunger strike in Baghdad and other provinces of Iraq2

Hunger strike in Baghdad and other provinces of Iraq

Demonstrators in Tahrir Square held signs reading: “You corrupt officials, don’t play dumb. We will show you our will with a fair elections law or through other means. We will not remain silent or succumb to your will. Death to your law. To remain loyal to the blood of our martyrs, we demand an elections law one hundred percent based on individuals and not lists. Do not waste time!”

The Sky News TV reporter from Baghdad said, “Iraqi demonstrators are continuously blocking roads and bridges, protesting the candidacy of Qusay al-Sohail for the country’s prime ministry position. In various cities of Basrah Province in southern Iraq, protesters were seen holding night demonstrations and expressing their opposition to any prime ministry candidates being enforced upon the Iraqi population.

In Karbala, another important city in southern Iraq, demonstrators were seen surrounding the provincial governor’s office, voicing their demands and protesting such prime ministry candidates.

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Iraqi protesters block roads

Iraqi protesters block roads

Iraqis launched massive protests on Monday in numerous southern cities and provinces. This includes Baghdad, Nasiriyah, Samawah, Basrah, Babylon, Najaf, Diwaniya and Karbala. They were seen blocking main roads to voice their protests against prime ministry candidates and figures linked to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.

Sky News wrote protesters blocked five bridges and main roads in Dhi Qar Province of southern Iraq on Monday, December 23. Sources to Sky News also said Iraqi protesters were seen closing down the southern refinery in this province.

Protesters in Basra reportedly attacked the Qarnah oil well and launched a protest at the site. They also prevented the employees from entering the site. Protesters have also taken action to block the road linking Diwaniya and Karbala provinces.

Iraqi sources to Sky News: Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced his readiness to step down if pressures on him increase to designate a prime minister that the Iraqi people refuse to accept.

Demonstrators in Najaf, another hold and very important province in southern Iraq, resorted to closing down offices of the Asia Cell company in this province.

Iraqi protesters refuse Iran-linked elements

Iraqi protesters refuse Iran-linked elements