Iraqi demonstrations due to lack of services, though they might be politicized, MP says:
2/12/2011 12:38 PM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Legislature from Iraq's National Alliance,
Ahmed Habib, has said on Saturday that recent demonstrations if
different parts of Iraq were launched in protest to the government's
failure to present necessary services for citizens, expressing thought
that they might be "politicized."
"Any citizen has the right to demonstrate, having felt lack of services
by different government bodies," Habib told Aswat al-Iraq news agency,
adding that "those demonstrations could be politicized by politicians,
who failed to share in the government."
Habib described launching anti-government demonstrations in Iraq as
"wrong policy," pointing out that "such policy had become clear for all
Iraqis, because the Iraqi people are educated people, who have
understood such trends."
"We are all demanded to find joint solutions for the problems of
citizens, in which we participate in their solution, not to agitate one
party against another," Habib said, expecting that "such thing would
push the country into a closed circle, we are not in need of."
Noteoworthy is that a number of Iraqi provinces are witnessing
demonstrations nowadays, demanding the local governments to prepare
services and improve the government's rational card, restore electric
power and put a limit for the rise of food prices.
PT / SKH
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