Iraqis demonstrate against US pact

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Press TV
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:40:41 GMT

Thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest parliament’s approval of a pact which allows US troops stay in the country until 2011.

Outraged by parliament’s move, thousands of people rallied throughout Iraq on Friday torching US flags, chanting slogans and carrying black banners of mourning.

“We condemn the agreement and we reject it, just as we condemn all injustice,” Sheikh Hassan al-Husseini told the worshippers at the weekly Friday prayers in Baghdad.

Earlier in the day, in a show of protest senior Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr declared three days of mourning across Iraq, beginning on Saturday, calling for peaceful demonstrations.

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