Demonstrations renewed, today, Friday, near the gates of the Green Zone in central Baghdad, in protest against the results of the recent parliamentary elections.
The correspondent of the Iraqi News Agency (INA) said that large numbers of demonstrators gathered near of Al-Khadra, demanding the cancellation of the elections or the comprehensive manual counting of polling stations.
Earlier in the day, the Joint Operations Command called on the demonstrators to maintain peaceful demonstrations and not to clash and attack security forces.
A statement by the Security Media Cell received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "with great concern for the unity of Iraq and the safety of its people, a high sense of national responsibility and a firm commitment to the orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with competence and professionalism, all security and military forces continue to secure the safety of the demonstrators since the first day of the launch. Demonstrations to this day, and work to miss the opportunity for some of the abusers of chaos and attempts to drag the demonstrations outside the peaceful scope.
He added, "In this context, the Joint Operations Command calls on the peaceful demonstrators to show the same feeling and national concern to maintain peace and avoid friction and aggression against the security forces entrusted with protection, which contributes to maintaining order and security in the country.".
The statement continued, "The Joint Operations Command's call is connected to the media, social media pioneers, and bloggers to assume their national and historical responsibility and not to inflame and unreal and unjustified escalation, because this is not in anyone's interest and to work on adopting information from its real sources, to cross our country to safety and bypass in The framework of the law and the constitution all the problems.”