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Thousands of people demonstrate in Iraq against US offensive in Syria

The protesters gathered in the Tahrir Square (Liberation, in Arabic), located in the center of Baghdad, with placards that read: “America kills Syrian civilians under the name of democracy”

Thousands of followers of the Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad and other provinces of Iraq today against the attack of the USA, France and the United Kingdom on government positions in Syria, supposedly dedicated to the manufacture and storage of weapons chemical

The protesters gathered in the Tahrir Square (Liberation, in Arabic), located in the center of Baghdad, and erected placards in which they could read: “No, no, America”, “No, no to the invasion” and “America kills Syrian civilians under the name of democracy,” Efe said.

For its part, one of the organizers, Sheikh Ali al-Kabi, assured Efe that this rally was called “in response to the appeal of Muqtada al Sadr” to protest and condemn “the invasion” perpetrated by the US and its allies.

On the other hand, a police source told Efe that the Iraqi security forces cut off the different roads that connect with Tahrir Square for “security reasons

Yesterday, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched more than 100 missiles against positions associated with the chemical weapons program in Damascus, in retaliation for the alleged chemical bombing a week ago in an area under the control of the outskirts of Damascus.

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