VIDEO: Iraqi activists demand they want a Prime Minister like Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid - GulfToday

VIDEO: Iraqi activists demand they want a Prime Minister like Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid


A video grab shows an Iraqi activist holding a banner with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid picture on it.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Iraqi activists circulated a video on social media of demonstrators demanding that they want a Prime Minister in their country like His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

An activist can be heard chanting in Arabic, praising Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid

Sheikh Mohammed, known for his versatile personality and vision, has transformed Dubai, and the UAE into a global hub for youth empowerment, technology and innovation.

Over 200 nationalities live in harmony in the UAE.

In Iraq, at least 400 people have died since the leaderless uprising shook the middle eastern nation on Oct. 1, with thousands of Iraqis taking to the streets in Baghdad and the predominantly Shiite southern Iraq decrying corruption, poor services, lack of jobs and calling for an end to the political system that was imposed after the 2003 US invasion.

Iraqi politicians and their regional allies gathered in Baghdad on Tuesday to discuss a way out of two months of protests that brought down the government, as violence hit southern cities.

On the other hand, the head of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church announced Tuesday the community would not hold public celebrations of Christmas out of respect for those killed and wounded in recent anti-government protests.

The mass rallies rocking Iraq's capital and south have been met with violence by security forces and armed groups.

Iraq Demonstrators clash with security forces in Baghdad. AFP

The protest have been concentrated in Shiite Muslim-majority areas, but on Tuesday, a large part of Iraq's Christian community said it would take part in an act of solidarity.

"There will be no decorated Christmas trees in the churches or streets, no celebrations and no reception at the patriarchate," announced the head of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic community, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako.

Iraq's Christian minority has been ravaged by years of war, with just a third left out of the 1.5 million Christians living in the country before 2003.

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