3,000 persons take to street in Diwaniya to improve services
2/4/2011 1:05 PM
DIWANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: Three-thousand persons took to the street in Diwaniya on Friday demanding better services and more job opportunities.
“The demonstration started on Thursday in al-Hamza district, south of Diwaniya, demanding to improve services, offering job opportunities and ending ration cards problems,” Alaa al-Husseini, one of the protesters, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“Security forces cordoned off the district to prevent any possible attacks and to protect the protesters,” a security source said.
Diwaniya is 180 km south of Baghdad.
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