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Iraqi Shia hold security pact march
Saturday, October 25, 2008 : Protesters from charity linked to leading political party object to deal with US.
About 300 protesters chanted "No to America" as they marched through Basra [EPA]
About 300 Iraqis have staged a protest against a planned security deal which would allow US soldiers to stay in the country for at least three more years.
Demonstrators carried banners that read "No to the agreement of humiliation" while chanting "No to America".
Bassim Fayadh, head of the political bureau of the Sayyid al-Shuhuda, said: "Today the Iraqi people, and more specifically, the people of Basra, have took to the streets to express their utter rejection of any agreement, which infringes on Iraq's sovereignty.