Iraq

In Iraq, Influential leader Moqtada Sadr calls for broader protest.

In Iraq, Influential leader Moqtada Sadr calls for broader protest.

Influential Shia leader Moqtada Sadr on Sunday called for a broader protest in Iraq and support for protesters occupying parliament, offering no signs of de-escalation in a country mired in crisis. On Saturday, for the second time in less than a week, thousands of supporters of Moqtada Sadr invaded the seat of parliament in Baghdad's ultra-secure Green Zone to protest against a candidate for prime minister proposed by their opponents. On the second day of the sit-in, the demonstrators seem determined to stay in Parliament, having taken mattresses and blankets there. Volunteers distributed hot meals and swept up the piles…
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