from the General Federation of Iraqi Workers: http://www.iraqitradeunions.org/wordpress/?p=3401
Hundreds of ordinary Iraqis-men and women and children protested today in central Baghdad, Tahrir Square Friday 8 July calling on the Iraqi authorities to provide jobs and basic services including clean water and electricity. Protestors carried handmade posters calling for an end to corruption and demanding an immediate political reform.
Protesters, today, sent a clear message to the Iraqi authorities telling them to stop the current political stalemate, which led to worsening of security situation, and to agree on a genuine national reconciliation plan. Alternatively protested called for an early national general election to allow the people to decide themselves.
(TxLAW note: we are featuring pictures showing brave Iraqi women–some in traditional dress, some not. For more photos, go to the link above.)