ANBAR/ Aswat al-Iraq: Demonstrators in Anbar province closed the international highway that connects Iraq with Syria and Jordan, calling to stop "violations against Sunnis".
Aswat al-Iraq correspondent reported that big demonstration moved today in Ramadi city that closed the international highway (11 kilometers north of the city), where the demonstrators called for "releasing detainees and stopping violations against the Sunni sect".
Another demonstration was made in Fallujah, 60 km west of Ramadi city, which, also, closed the International highway (66 kilometers west of Ramadi city).
The demonstrations were under heavy guards.
Hundreds of Ramadi people demonstrated last Friday for the same reasons, as well as demanding the release of Finance Minister Rafi' al-Issawi's bodyguards, who were arrested for terrorism charges.
Thursday 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.
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.