Massive Demonstrations Shake the Centre of Southern Oil Company in Basra, Iraq

Hundreds of workers walked off the job in protest, which rocked the headquarters of Southern Oil Company in Bab al-Zubayr in the southern city of Basra.

The workers have come from oil fields in Basra; from North and South Rumaila, Albirjisya, West of Qurna and Majnoon and were led by the General Federation of Workers Councils and Unions.

The workers raised slogans condemning corruption, while trying to bring all corrupt officers to justice. Among the corrupt officers includes the deputy director-general’s of Southern Oil Company and director of trade.

To confront the demonstrators, the management of the company called security forces. Sami Hassan (one of the organizers of the demonstration) was also imprisoned for two hours.

It is worth mentioning that this demonstration is part of a series of protests sweeping the Iraqi and foreign companies operating in the southern region.

Press office

Iraq Freedom Congress

May 9, 2011

Amjad Ali

of Iraq Freedom Congress

Working For a Democratic, Secular and Progressive Alternative to both the US Occupation and Political Islam in Iraq


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