2020-01-25 09:44:17

Shafaq News / Protesters in Baghdad forced the security forces to retreat from two squares at the heart of the capital after a few hours of deployment.

Coordination formats for the protest in Baghdad told Shafaq News that "dozens of demonstrators regained control of Al-Khulani Square and Al Wathba and forced the riots forces to retreat."

The riot police tried to storm the protest sites in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, after removing the sit-in tents in a number of governorates, the concrete barriers and reopening the closed bridges in the capital.

These developments come after the supporters of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, began withdrawing from the demonstration arenas scattered in Iraqi cities, shortly after a tweet by Sadr, who accused the protest arenas of dealing with supporters from abroad.

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