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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Thousands call for US troops to leave
Thursday 26 May 2011
Followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr led a huge demonstration through Baghdad today to demand that all US troops leave Iraq by the end of the year.
Marchers waved Iraqi flags and shouted “No, no, America.” Many wore matching T-shirts bearing the Iraqi flag.
The Mahdi Army, a militia loyal to Mr Sadr, was prominent on the march although the cleric himself did not make an appearance.
Organisers estimated that 700,000 marched through the city, though the US military put the figure at 70,000. Those on the protest trampled US, British and Israeli flags.
The US and Iraqi governments have agreed that the 46,000 US soldiers still in the country should leave by December 31 – but both US and Iraqi leaders have hinted that “some” soldiers may stay longer.
The march warned Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that if foreign occupation troops remained beyond the deadline armed resistance would increase.
Salah al-Obeidi, an aide to Mr Sadr, said that if the US does not withdraw “we will be obliged to fight and do our best to liberate our country.”
But he pointed out that the demonstration had come off peacefully, saying it showed that “Iraqis are disciplined” and could protect their own country, contrary to US claims that their occupation is essential for “stability.”
But the appeal of the march went well beyond Mr Sadr’s supporters. Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni and the current Speaker of the Iraqi parliament, said that the march was “clear proof of Iraq‘s unity.”
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