In Baghdad, the people came out Sunday in hundreds to protest the killings of activists and to charge authorities to hold those found to be responsible accountable for the injustice.
Over 70 activists have been victims of attempted murder, assassinations and kidnapping since a persistent protest in 2019 till date which has featured targeting the political leaders’ irresponsibility, corruption and the illicit handling of state affairs.
One of the protesters when asked, said they came out for justice and freedom; and since the protest has been persistent since 2019, it showed how much Iraqis are determined to earn a revolution.
While the protest was ongoing, the crowd listened to sad songs sung by a man for a while, which was followed by a poem written by a well known young activist who had died; after been hit by a tear gas container in 2019 during a protest.
Mustafa Kadhemi, Prime Minister, reported on Friday that suspected killers of popular academic and adviser to the government, Hisham Al-Hashemi, who was brutally shot a year ago, have been apprehended and in custody.
There has been some frustration on the side of the protesters, as charged suspected killers are said to have been appointed by the Hezbollah Brigades, a paramilitary group sponsored and supported by Iraq.
On Sunday, the passionate protesters who were mostly youths, were emotional and tearful as they hollered against Iraq government and military calling them traitors.
An activist claims that the protest is not influenced by any form of government or individual politics and protesters would be eager to have the world at their side in this trying period.