Hundreds of demonstrators in Anbar province on Wednesday (February 13th) marched with large banners and signs that condemned and rejected al-Qaeda and terrorism in Iraq and insisted on the peaceful nature of their protests.
On the tallest bridge in Ramadi, demonstrators unfurled a 15-metre long, four-metre wide banner reading "No to al-Qaeda! No to Spilled Blood! It Will Remain Peaceful!"
Many demonstrators carried similar banners, according to Mohammed al-Dulaimi, head of the demonstration co-ordinating committee in Anbar.
"The banner raised today is a message to al-Qaeda members who pass under the bridge, and it will remain there for weeks so they can all see it," he told Al-Shorfa.
Demonstrators will continue "to protest and demand their constitutional rights in their towns until their demands have been met", he said.