Thursday, July 28, 2022

Sadrists Take Over Iraq’s Parliament Building To Protest PM Candidate - In Pictures

 On July 27 hundreds of Sadrists gathered in Baghdad marched on the Green Zone, breached security and took over the parliament building. They chanted against Iran and the Coordination Framework’s new nominee for prime minister Mohammed al-Sudani. He is a long time member of the Dawa Party and the State of Law list of Sadr’s main rival Nouri al-Maliki. Sadr withdrew his parliamentarians from the government but hopes to use his mass following to block any moves by the Framework. This was his latest escalation in the battle of wills between the two sides. 

 

Sadrists marching across bridge towards Baghdad's Green Zone (Reuters)

Marchers pulling down blast walls to enter Green Zone (Reuters)

Breaching the blast walls and entering the Green Zone (Reuters)

Sadrists inside the Green Zone moving towards the parliament building (Reuters)

Taking pictures and selfies outside Iraq's parliament building (Reuters)

Occupation of the parliament building (Reuters)

The man responsible for the take over Moqtada al-Sadr seen on a poster held by protester (Reuters)

Sadrists form human chain in front of pictures of Iraq's previous prime ministers (Al Mirbad)

Masses take over the parliament chamber (Reuters)

 

SOURCES

 

Abdul-Hassan, Ali, “Protesters enter Iraqi parliament, chant curses against Iran,” Associated Press, 7/27/22

 

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