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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Sadr continue sit-in at Iraq’s parliament

Supporters of Iraqi Shi’it cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, protested on Sunday (July 31) at the Iraqi parliament after starting a sit-in inside the building the day before.

They breached the building in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, according to the state media on Saturday (July 30) protesting the nomination of Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani for the premiership and demanding an end to corruption and better job opportunities.

At least 125 people – including demonstrators and police – were wounded, according to a health ministry statement.

Due to political differences, a new government has not been formed since early parliamentary elections were held in October 2021.


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