Int'l Quds Day Rallies Held in Iraqi Cities (+Video)
- May, 07, 2021 - 17:03
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Despite restrictions due to the pandemic and a previous declaration by Iraqi authorities that no public gatherings or marches would be held on International Quds Day, Iraqi citizens in some cities chose to celebrate the day despite the danger of the coronavirus.
The marches took place in the form of car convoys and mass rallies in the cities of Najaf, Diyala, Basra and Baghdad, as well as a number of southern Iraqi cities.
A convoy of Quds Day vehicles drove through the streets of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, chanting "Al-Quds is ours."
The convoy passed in front of Tahrir Square as one of the most important places for gatherings and demonstrations while carrying the flags of Iraq, Iran and Palestine.
A number of al-Hashd al-Shabi forces and resistance groups also celebrated the occasion by stepping on American and Israeli flags while holding images of religious leaders.
In southern Iraqi city of Basra people also preferred to rally against the Zionist regime, chanting slogans and emphasizing solidarity and support for the struggle of the Palestinian people until the liberation of Holy Quds.
In the city of Najaf, a number of people celebrated Al-Quds Day with a group of cars chanting slogans through loudspeakers.
The marches also emphasized the withdrawal of the American occupying forces from the country.
During these demonstrations and special gatherings on World Quds Day, pictures of Martyred Iranian commanders Qassem Soleimani as well as Haj Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes and other prominent commanders of the Iraqi Resistance were carried on the shoulders of the people.