Rasol denies the use of live ammunition against demonstrators

Baghdad-ALSharqiya, July 13: A spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Yahya Rasoul, denied the use of live ammunition against demonstrators, and stressed the security forces' commitment to protect the constitutional right to peaceful protest.

A messenger said in a statement today, Monday, that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will not fail to open an investigation into any attack against peaceful demonstrators.

 The Messenger added that the security forces prevented some buses that were not committed to the procedures of the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety regarding the Corona pandemic, because they were crowded with demonstrators heading to Baghdad, and they refused to comply with measures intended for their safety and not to contribute to spreading the infection.

 Rasoul pointed out that some of the demonstrators attacked the security forces that were present to protect them and tried to cross by force, so the security forces only repelled them, denying the use of live weapons and ammunition.


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