Baghdad - INA
The State Information Cell issued a joint statement by the ministries of interior and health on today's demonstrations.
The statement reads as follows:
The capital Baghdad and a number of provinces witnessed the launch of protests demanding the provision of public services and job opportunities. The cell regrets the violence that accompanied these protests, issued by a group of rioters to overthrow the real content of those demands and deprive them of the peacefulness for which they came out, and that while we stand in solidarity with the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution, and based on the principle of national responsibility, we call All citizens to calm and restraint, and emphasize the continuation of the security services in the performance of their duties in order to ensure the security and safety of the protester