Large crowds rally in Adhamiyah against wall
BAGHDAD, April 23 — Large crowds demonstrated in the Adhamiya neighborhood here today, protesting plans to build a wall around the mostly Sunni neighborhood, a day after Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said he was ordering a halt to construction of that wall.
Mr. Maliki made his comments from Egypt, where he was on a state visit. But American officials did not say whether the wall’s construction would be halted.
Crowds gathered near the mosque of Abu Hanifa, overlooking the Tigris River, then marched in the streets of the Sunni Arab enclave, bordered by Shiite areas.
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