SALAH AL-DIN / Aswat al-Iraq: The Salah al-Din council will hold on Monday an extraordinary session to take important decisions regarding protestors' demands in the province, a member of the council said.
"The council will hold a meeting to respond to protestors' demands in Samarra, Tikrit, Dalouiya and Baiji," Adel Abdulsalam told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Reports said that a number of finance minister Rafi' al-Issawi's bodyguards were arrested for terrorism charges, while Issawi's closed circles called for peaceful demonstrations in protest for such arrests.
Al-Iraqiya bloc held an emergency meeting, during which Premier Nouri al-Maliki was criticized for "attacking the Sunni sect," as stated later.
Finance Minister Rafi' al-Issawi called for the resignation of Maliki and called the parliament to withdraw confidence from the government, which was initiated few months earlier.