Sistani assert violence the security forces’ responsibility

Demonstrators read Quran and light up candles for the people killed at an anti-government protest in Iraq, in Baghdad, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

  • Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani gives his weekly Friday sermon, stating that it is the responsibility of the security forces to ensure that protests are peaceful and avoid using excessive force against the demonstrators.