April 10 -- Tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in the streets of Baghdad yesterday to protest against the continued occupation of Iraq.
The demonstrations against US barbarism and occupation marked the six year anniversary to the day in which the capital city of Baghdad fell to the foreign invasion troops, led by the United States and NATO.
The majority of the protesters present pledged allegiance to Shia cleric Mugtada al-Sadr, who continues to call for armed resistance against the US imperialist occupation military forces. Hundreds of supporters carried pictures and banners in support of al-Sadr and demanded an immediate withdrawal of all foreign military personnel.
The rally came as public opinion throughout Iraq overwhelmingly favors the withdrawal of the foreign occupation forces, according to a recent study conducted by the Strategic Studies Center in Qatar.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military announced on Thursday the death of another American occupation soldier. The Iraqi resistance has succeeded in killing, injuring, and capturing tens of thousands of the occupation's troops. But in defiance of the will of the Iraqi people, U.S. President Obama will plans to leave many thousands of occupation forces in Iraq.