World: In Iraq, supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr again occupy Parliament at Baghdad

Hundreds of followers of the Shiite leader Sadr storms Iraqi Parliament

 Hundreds of followers of the Shiite leader Sadr storms Iraqi Parliament Hundreds of supporters of the Shiite leader Moktada Sadr stormed the Iraqi parliament in the capital Baghdad on Wednesday. After entering the so-called green zone, the police tried to stop them using tear gas, an AFP reporter saw at least one injured demonstrator. After almost two hours, the demonstrators left the parliament after Sadr's call. The occasion of the protest was the nomination of a prime minister's candidate by the opposing camp.

Les partisans de Moqtada al-Sadr dressent un portrait de leur chef, lors d'une manifestation à Bagdad, le 30 juillet 2022. © Ahmad al-Rubaye, AFP The supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr paint a portrait of their leader, during a demonstration in Baghdad, July 30, 2022.

supporters of the influential Shiite political leader Moqtada al-Sadr entered the ultra-secure Baghdad green zone on Saturday, and once again occupy parliament. Earlier, thousands of protesters demonstrated, denouncing the candidacy for the post of Prime Minister of Mohamed Chia Al-Soudani, chosen by the opponents of Moqtada Al-Sadr and tried close to the former head of government Nouri al-Maliki.

Al-Sadr supporters protest in Iraq capital over new PM nomination

  Al-Sadr supporters protest in Iraq capital over new PM nomination Show of strength comes three days after storming of parliament over candidacy of Mohammed al-Sudani for prime minister.Demonstrators on Saturday morning pulled down and climbed over a number of large concrete barriers surrounding the area that cordons off government buildings and foreign embassies, making their way along the highway.

for the second time in a few days, supporters of the influential Shiite political leader Moqtada al-Sadr invaded, Saturday July 30, the Iraqi parliament, after entering the ultra-secure Green zone of Baghdad, sheltering government institutions and embassies, reported an AFP photographer.

power struggle in Iraq: Demonstrators start sitting strike in the parliament in Baghdad

 power struggle in Iraq: Demonstrators start sitting strike in the parliament in Baghdad for the second time within a few days demonstrators storm the parliament in Baghdad. The power struggle is about a new premier and a new government. © Photo: Ameer al-Mohammedawi/dpa Iraqi security forces stand in concrete barriers after demonstrating them have removed them to get to the bridge in the direction of the green zone. In the Iraqi capital Baghdad, demonstrators stormed the parliament and started a seat strike. This was reported by the state news agency Ina on Saturday.

earlier, thousands of supporters of the influential leader Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in the center of Baghdad, three days after having already briefly occupied Parliament against a background of a political crisis which is only angry.

brandishing Iraqi flags and portraits of the Shiite Moqtada manager, the demonstrators gathered at the entrance of a Baghdad bridge leading to the green zone, housing government and embassies, noted an AFP correspondent. L schools gags have been fired by the security forces.

They climbed concrete blocks blocking access to the bridge. "All the people are with you Sayyed Moqtada," chanted the protesters, using their title of descendant of the Prophet of Islam.

The demonstrators denounce the candidacy for the post of Prime Minister of Mohamed Chia Al-Soudani, chosen by the opponents of Moqtada al-Sadr and tried close to the former head of government Nouri al-Maliki.

Iraq protesters occupying parliament say no plans to leave

  Iraq protesters occupying parliament say no plans to leave Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr spend night in parliament in protest against efforts by his rivals to form a government.On Saturday, supporters of the firebrand al-Sadr forced their way into the legislative chamber for the second time in days, after October elections failed to lead to the formation of a government.

"The corrupt we do not want"

"we are there for a reform revolution (...) to make the people victorious and Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr the leader," said Haydar al-Lami, a demonstrator.

"The corrupt we don't want it, and we don't want to try those we have already seen" in power, he said. "They haven't brought us anything, from 2003 until now they are the same, they have prejudiced us."

In anticipation of the demonstration on Saturday, the security forces closed with the help of imposing concrete blocks several major roads of the capital leading to the green zone.

Wednesday, thousands of sadist demonstrators invaded this district and briefly occupied the Parliament to reject the candidacy of Mohamed Chia Al-Soudani, former minister and ex-province of the 52-year-old province.

resulting from the political seraglio, Sudani is the candidate of the "coordination framework", an alliance of pro-Iran Shiite factions bringing together the formation of former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the representatives of the Hachd al-Chaabi, ex-paramilitary integrated to regular forces.

The political impasse is total in Iraq Ten months after The legislative elections of October 2021 . The negotiations to form a new government trampled, against the backdrop of behind the scenes and virulent quarrels between the barons of politics that dominate public life since the fall of President Saddam Hussein in 2003.

on the night of Friday to Saturday, the supporters De Al-Sadr ransacked the Daawa party offices in Nouri Al-Maliki, as well as the premises of the Hikma current, the formation of the politician Ammar al-Hakim, which is part of the coordination framework, according to a security source.

with AFP

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