According to the website of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine, the program was held at Al-Tarbiyah Square of the city and was received very well by a large number of the citizens.
The main objective of the Quranic session was to commemorate those who lost their lives in the demonstrations that recently took place in Iraq.
At the start of October, street protests erupted in several Iraqi cities over unemployment and poor public services. The demonstrations resumed on Friday after a pause of about two weeks.
The first round of the protests left over 150 people dead in Iraq, according to the Interior Ministry.
The demonstrators want the government to take meaningful action aimed at ending the country’s economic woes and fighting corruption in state institutions.