Politics & Economics

Council Of Representatives To Meet Tuesday To Discuss Protester Killings

Iraq

The Iraqi Council of Representatives is set to hold a session on Tuesday, 10th December, to discuss the killing of protesters in Baghdad on Friday, and the attack on Muqtada al-Sadr's HQ on Saturday.

The Council of Representatives will hold a session on Tuesday (December 10) to discuss the killing of protesters in Baghdad on Friday and the attack on Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s headquarters in Najaf the following day.

The session had originally been scheduled for Monday, but was postponed shortly before it was set to begin.

First Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives Hassan Karim al-Kaabi has called on security officials in Iraq generally and the commander of joint operations in Baghdad specifically to attend the session.

Kaabi emphasized that the security forces should protect the lives of the protesters and take proper security measures to do so.

The attack on unarmed protesters near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square killed at least 23 people on Friday, including several police.

The drone attack on Sadr’s headquarters did not cause any casualties and there was little damage, but was highly symbolic.

More than 400 people have been killed since Iraqis began their uprising on October 1 against what they see as a fundamentally corrupt establishment beholden to external powers. Thousands have been injured in the unrest as the government and so-called “third party groups” have used live ammunition, snipers, and tear gas in an attempt put down the protests.

Image: NRT

Article: NRT