Editor Saad el-Halousy wants to engage with the public
Baghdad – Jafaar Al Nasrawi
Iraqi demonstrators in the country’s Anbar province have issued a new political magazine, titled The Echo Of The Strike, in attempts to educate the world about protester’s visions and demands amid a two-month
stalemate with beleaguered Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
De facto editor Saad el-Halousy told Arabstoday the magazine would be aimed at voicing demonstrators’ demands in el-Ramady while monitoring developments, news and official statements.
“The new magazine could create a channel of communication which will help demonstrators gain the public’s sympathy, and ultimately achieve their demands,” el-Halousy said.
Anbar has witnessed huge protests since December, demanding the cancellation of counter-terrorism laws and the release of hundreds of prisoners detained in state facilities.
Unrest took a turn last month when security forces killed unarmed demonstrators, leading marchers to demand the overthrow of al-Maliki’s government.
Organisers are currently in discussions over whether to take the protests to Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.