Anti-government demonstrations, bereaved in early October by more than 150 dead, resumed in Iraq on Thursday, October 24 in the evening, on the eve of the expected mobilization of many supporters of the Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr. All security forces were put on alert on Thursday evening by the government of Adel Abdel-Mahdi, who arrived just a year ago in power.
In the night, they put their water cannons into action to disperse dozens of protesters who arrived at the main gate of the Green Zone, which is home to the authorities and the US embassy, witnesses said.
This dispersal comes hours before the mobilization of supporters of Moqtada Sadr, who intends to put all his weight in the protest movement that denounces the corruption of the leaders and claims jobs and functional services in a country rich in oil but in chronic shortage. electricity and drinking water.