Iraqis in al-Anbar province have called on their government to remove the provincial governor and other officials because they are “thieves,” an organizer of protests there told al-Baghdadiya TV on Friday.
The TV reported that a demonstrator, whose son was killed during the protests, said, “I want all the security forces commanders who are responsible for the murder of my son to be put on trial. [Iraqi Prime Minister] Nouri al-Maliki has freed kidnappers.”
“If they want to come after me, I am ready. I am not afraid of even the highest ranking officials. Let Maliki send people to arrest me,” he added.
Another protestor said, “The Iranian regime has killed Iraqis and destroyed the country. I am a witness to this. My house is in al-Obeidi district. Let them come and kill me. I will be proud of that.”