Supporters of the coordination framework demonstration
Shafaq News/ The leader in the coordination framework, the Secretary-General of Asaib, Qais Khazali, on Monday directed the framework’s supporters to withdraw and return to their homes, noting that “the message has arrived.”
Khazali said, in an audio recording addressed to the Tire protesters, a copy of which was transmitted to Shafak News Agency: “May God bless you with this honorable position in defending the state, its legitimacy and its institutions, and the democratic process, and not allowing slipping into internal strife.”
He added: “You conveyed the message with your discipline and commitment and not to enter the Green Zone, and not to have any friction with the security services, so thank you and may God reward you well, especially after the streets were full and unable to accommodate large numbers, we ask you to return to your homes safely and securely, and Iraq is fine. You are here.”
On Monday afternoon, the capital, Baghdad, witnessed a demonstration by the audience of the coordination framework, which includes a group of Shiite parties near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions”, which came in response to the open sit-in of supporters of the Sadrist movement in Parliament and Sadr’s call to change the political system.
The Iraqi street is awaiting what will happen to the situation in the capital, Baghdad, after counter calls from the leader of the Sadrist movement on the one hand, and the forces of the Shiite coordination framework on the other hand, to demonstrate in front of and inside the green walls.
The dispute is intensifying between the Sadrists, who are holding a sit-in at the Iraqi parliament’s headquarters in the Green Zone, and the coordination framework that called on its supporters to demonstrate near it.
Yesterday, large numbers of supporters of the Sadrist movement’s leader 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.
Today, Monday, a number of Iraqi provinces witnessed demonstrations in support of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and his call to demonstrate in the provinces, with the exception of Najaf province, while a Sunni province joined the demonstrations in support of the Sadrists for the first time.