Demonstrations to call for a revocation of parliamentary pension plans and reduction in parliamentary salaries
On October 5, 2013, Iraqis went out, by the masses, in several provinces
and cities, including Thi Qar, Al-Nasiriyya, Najaf, Karbala, Al-Diwaniya,
Babil, Hilla, and of course Baghdad.
These civilians, who included women,
children and individuals with special needs, demonstrated to call for a
revocation of parliamentary pension plans and a massive reduction in
This is with the intention of calling for the directing
of public monies to where they belong: the people.
in Baghdad were attacked and beaten by SWAT forces, and had their recording and
mobile devices confiscated.
As the campaign indicates, August 31st was only the
beginning. The next mass demonstrations will be on October 26th.