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

Iraq Freedom Congress, May 9, 2011 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-generals of Southern Oil Company and director of trade. To confront the demonstrators, the management of the company called security forces. ... Massive