Friday, April 13, 2007
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis answered the call of Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr on April 9 to protest the continued American occupation of Iraq. Marching from the town of Kufah to Najaf in southern Iraq the protestors were read a statement by al-Sadr and proved, yet again, that they are a potent socio-political (and potentially paramilitary) force.
"Iraqi flags are evidence of Iraqis' unity, their pride in their country and their rejection of the occupation."
-Nassar al-Rubaie, chief al-Sadr faction parliamentarian