( Aljazeera ) -More than 1,000 Iraqis have marched in west Baghdad in a rare public demonstration to protest against a wall they say the US military is planning to erect around their district.
Carrying an Iraqi flag and banners condemning the wall the marchers in the mainly Shia area of al- Washash chanted: "No, no to the wall. No, no to America."
Earlier this year, the US began erecting a concrete wall separating Sunnis in Adhamiya in east Baghdad from neighbouring Shia communities.
Abu Jalal al- Saraji , an al- Washash tribal leader, said: "Today we are saying no to the occupiers, no to the wall and no to all these disgraceful actions."