Maliki attacks the protesters as unconstitutional and illegal. They demand change and exercise their Constitutional rights, he sticks his military on them and says they are a threat or Ba'athists or terrorists or paid off by foreign agents or some other lunatic from his paranoid mind.
ISJ Condemns Iraqi Governmentâ€™s Suppression and Discrimination, Supports Peopleâ€™s Uprising, and Expresses Abhorrence vis-à-vis UN envoy Taking Governmentâ€™s Side International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) expresses its deep concerns regarding the Iraqi governmentâ€™s and Prime Minister al-Malikiâ€™s suppressive actions, expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi peopleâ€™s uprising that reached a new height on Friday January 18, and supports peopleâ€™s demands. The governmentâ€™s suppressive measures to prevent formation of demonstrations especially in Baghdad, Nineveh, and Diyala are cause for major concern.
Uday Al Zaidi: "Dear Iraqi brothers: itâ€™s time to answer the call of our beloved country, which started in Al-Anbar, to not support any politician, but to save Iraq from the defilements and the ever deepening crisis, like our Iraqi brothers did in the other governorates".