Pro­test­ers block main high­way

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Wit­nesses say thou­sands of pro­test­ers have demon­strated in Iraq’s west­ern Sunni heart­land af­ter the ar­rest of body­guards as­signed to the fi­nance min­is­ter, who draws sup­port from the area. The demon­stra­tors Sun­day briefly blocked the main high­way near the town of Fal­lu­jah link­ing Bagh­dad with neigh­bor­ing Jor­dan and Syria. It’s the sec­ond time in three days that pro­test­ers in An­bar province have flocked to the streets. The pro­test­ers held ban­ners de­nounc­ing what they called the “ir­re­spon­si­ble prac­tices” of the Shi­ite-led government against Sun­nis and de­manded the im­me­di­ate re­lease of Sunni Fi­nance Min­is­ter Rafia al-Is­sawi’s body­guards.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.