Baghdad - INA - Nassar al-Hajj
Today, Saturday, leaders of the Sadrist movement revealed the reasons for withdrawing from the demonstration arenas, while they indicated that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, sent three different messages in his last tweet.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Hakim al-Zamili, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Many of the Peace Corps, followers of the Sadrist movement, and owners of logistical support are grave in providing supplies and food when they see Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr not supportive of the demonstrations, so they will definitely start withdrawing from the protest grounds," stressing that al-Sadr latest tweet blamed him on some demonstrators in Tahrir Square and other squares in the governorates."
Al-Zamili pointed out that "Mr. Sadr stressed that he will not interfere with the demonstrations, neither in the negative nor in the affirmative until they take into account the fate of Iraq, which means that from now on he will not interfere with the demonstrators until they take into account the interest of Iraq." For his part, Deputy for the Alliance of Saeron Ghaib Al-Amiri affirmed in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "there are three messages that Sadr sent through his last tweet, the most prominent of which includes thanks and praise to every Iraqi who rejects the presence of foreign forces on Iraqi soil, especially the American forces." He pointed out that "the master bragged about the emergence of sincere Iraqis who condemn the existence of the occupier and who demand his exit."
He added that "the second message that was included in Al-Sadr's tweet is his slander on some of the protesters of Tahrir Square and other squares in the governorates, for those who questioned the demonstration and the call of Sadr to the millionth demonstration," noting that "everyone knows that Al-Sadr is an Iraqi and his decision is Iraqi, so this suspicion is not in his place." Al-Amiri called on the "demonstrators to take into account the Iraqi public interest," noting that "the demonstration today was related to Iraqi sovereignty, and we do not know the reason for the protesters' dissatisfaction and challenging the demonstrations and the decision of Mr. Sadr."
He explained that "the third message that the tweet carried was very strong for politicians and called on them to expedite the formation of an independent government during the coming period, otherwise he will announce his innocence from every politician."
In turn, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, Sheikh Safa al-Tamimi, affirmed that there was no directive for the demonstrators and the sit-in to withdraw from the protest squares.
Al-Tamimi told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Many of the demonstrators read Mr. al-Sadr latest tweet and withdrew from it as a result of the demonstrations they were in."