Baghdad / Obelisk: Sources reported, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, that law-keeping forces were deployed near Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, in preparation for opening the square to traffic.
The Masalla correspondent said that law enforcement forces began to deploy within the approaches to Tahrir Square from Al-Saadoun Street in central Baghdad.
He added that the forces are preparing to open Tahrir Square within the next few hours.
Earlier, on Monday, October 26, 2020, a local source reported that demonstrators had raised a number of tents in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad.
A private source told Al-Masala that demonstrators raised a number of protest tents in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, Baghdad, today.
On Sunday, Tahrir Square and its vicinity witnessed the commemoration of the first anniversary of the start of the protests last year, during which there were some clashes between the security forces and the demonstrators.
Calm prevailed in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, after mass demonstrations, on the occasion of the anniversary of the protests of the 25th of October 2019, a clear indication of the ability of the government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to deal with security, logistical, and positive media that allowed a clear understanding between security personnel and demonstrators, and the demonstrators’ assimilation of their role Positive, and their confidence in the government to move forward in achieving the demands.
Apart from some cases of vandalism and chaos, complete calm reigns in Tahrir Square, where about 50 people are dispersed inside the square.
The Masala correspondent in Tahrir Square said that the square is almost empty, and the number of demonstrators does not exceed 100.
Last Sunday, massive demonstrations began in Baghdad and the southern governorates, to commemorate the October 2019 protests.