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Iraq: Drone footage captures large anti-govt protest in Baghdad01:22

Iraq: Drone footage captures large anti-govt protest in Baghdad

Iraq, Baghdad
March 25, 2016 at 10:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters gathered in central Baghdad to rally against alleged corruption in the Iraqi government and to call on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form a new cabinet, Friday.

The prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken the lead-role in the ongoing protests, with his supporters holding a sit-in protest on Monday outside the fortified Green Zone to exercise further pressure on the government. Sadr has called on Abadi to announce a new cabinet by Saturday that features technocrats in important positions.

Anti-government protests have been ongoing since the beginning of August in the Iraqi capital and other cities throughout the country.

Iraq: Drone footage captures large anti-govt protest in Baghdad01:22
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Thousands of protesters gathered in central Baghdad to rally against alleged corruption in the Iraqi government and to call on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form a new cabinet, Friday.

The prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken the lead-role in the ongoing protests, with his supporters holding a sit-in protest on Monday outside the fortified Green Zone to exercise further pressure on the government. Sadr has called on Abadi to announce a new cabinet by Saturday that features technocrats in important positions.

Anti-government protests have been ongoing since the beginning of August in the Iraqi capital and other cities throughout the country.

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