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Shafaq News / The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced on Sunday the “liberation” of the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, while calling on Iraqis to “reform revolution.”
Al-Sadr said, in a tweet to him on Twitter, that “the spontaneous, peaceful revolution that liberated the (green) region as a first stage is the golden opportunity for all of the people stigmatized by the fire of injustice, terrorism, corruption, occupation and dependency.”
He added: “I hope that the tragedy of missing the first golden opportunity in 2016 will not be repeated. Yes, this is another opportunity to dispel darkness, darkness, corruption, exclusivity in power, loyalty to the outside, quotas and sectarianism that have permeated Iraq’s chest since its occupation and to this day.”
Al-Sadr continued: “Yes, it is a great opportunity to fundamentally change the political system, the constitution, and the elections, which if rigged in favor of the deep state, will become the best free and fair elections.
Al-Sadr addressed the Iraqi people by saying, “Oh, the proud and free people who love reform, democracy, citizenship, law, independence, sovereignty, prestige, and limiting arms to the hand of a strong, patriarchal state that imposes law on itself before the poor and does not exclude the influential, militias and the like. You are all responsible and all of you are at stake…Either Iraq lofty among nations or a vassal Iraq controlled by the corrupt, vassal and those with worldly ambitions, and even moved by the hands of the outside, east and west.
Yesterday, Saturday, large numbers of supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed the Iraqi parliament building, in the second storming in two days, and declared an open sit-in until those they described as “corrupt” were expelled.
In a new escalation, the protesters announced, today, the formation of a coordinating committee, which issued its first statement, and announced the vote for Sadr as governor of Iraq.