Samson: Protesters tried to burn the home of the candidate for prime minister in southern Iraq
14th December, 2019
Angry protesters tried this evening, Saturday, to set fire to the house of Member of Parliament, Mohamed Shiaa Al-Sudani, in Maysan Governorate, southern Iraq.
Security sources said to Shafak News, that protesters came to the Sudanese house in the Al-Hussein neighborhood of Al-Amara city and tried to burn it, but they withdrew for unknown reasons.
The sources added that the security forces have reinforced their presence around the house to prevent any attempt to burn it. The sources added that the house is empty and no one lives because the Sudanese lives with his family in the capital, Baghdad.
And there were demonstrations in several Iraqi provinces against what was reported by an agreement between political forces on the nomination of the leader of the Dawa Party, Mohamed Shi’a Al-Sudani, to succeed the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.
Protesters confirmed their refusal to nominate the Sudanese, who held several ministerial positions in previous governments, to head the next government. Activists on social media circulated marches in the Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, Basra, Babil, Diwaniya and other areas against the candidacy of the Sudanese.
Al-Sudani announced in his tweet on Friday his resignation from the Dawa Party and from the “State of Law coalition” led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and confirmed that he is not “a candidate by any party.” LINK