BAGHDEDE, Iraq — The Coordination Committee comprising five major political parties representing the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people has announced plans for a peaceful protest in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede, Iraq. The demonstration aims to address concerns over demographic changes, alleged attempts to seize ancestral lands in Nineveh Plains, and infringements on their rights in the new election law.
The joint initiative spearheaded by the Bethnahrin Patriotic Union (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA), the Assyrian Patriotic Party, Abnaa al-Nahrain, the Assyrian Democratic Movement (Zowaa), and the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian Popular Council seeks to bring attention to the grievances of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian community.
Through social media channels, the political parties have called on the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people and their supporters to unite in a peaceful protest scheduled for the 21 July.
The main issues to be addressed during the protest include concerns over demographic shifts that may impact the cultural identity and historical presence of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people. Additionally, the parties aim to voice opposition to alleged attempts to seize ancestral lands in Nineveh Plains, which have deep historical and cultural significance for the community.
Furthermore, the Coordination Committee seeks to highlight their concerns about the new election law and the potential consequences it may have on their political representation and ability to participate fully in the democratic process.
In response to these challenges, the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian political parties have chosen peaceful demonstration as a means to raise awareness and appeal to the authorities to address their grievances.
The upcoming protest represents a significant opportunity for the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people to express their collective will, demonstrate solidarity, and advocate for their rights and interests. As the date approaches, the parties are mobilizing their constituents, supporters, and human rights advocates to ensure a strong and unified presence during the demonstration.