Today’s news lays a pick of Muqtada al-Sadr supporters as they stormed the Parliament for the second time in one week. It was recorded that the green zone in Baghdad is highly secure.
The candidate of Muqtada al-Sadr was opposed after his nomination. During the fight, 120 plus people were wounded. The protest was condemned, but still, the protesters were condoned.
Shia led the protest, calling the Iraqis to put up a peaceful demonstration. This he said, considering that the state is a constitutional body and civil peace is expedient. The ministry of health in Iraq put thus; about 100 people injured on Saturday were civilians, and 25 were security men. Six are reported to be severely injured, thereby passing through urgent health care.
The Parliament was stormed, and the protesters promised to occupy the place till further notice. They didn’t put forth the date they would leave there, and this is a big crisis that needs to be solved. The protesters at first filled up a bridge leading to the green zone. The area has a lot of important buildings and embassies.
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Before the protestors entered the Parliament, they had to pull down concrete barriers which served as security. When all its security was down, they ran inside waving the pictures of Muqtada al-Sadr. This they do to show their anger towards the candidate elected.
Muqtada al-Sadr supporters called upon to maintain a peaceful protest
The protesters were called upon to hold a peaceful protest and should not escalate things unnecessarily. Since they are allowed, they should stay by order of the security personnel whose sole mission is to protect the protesters. Disputes between the country’s different political tiers have curbed the creation of a new government which gave rise to unrest after nine months. Protesters supported Muqtada al-Sadr because he wanted to end Iran and the United States’ influence over their internal affairs. Following the October election, he claimed victory for the movement.
Muqtada al-Sadr refused to work with opponents gallantly, and this action has made it impossible to build a governing coalition. He opposed the candidacy of his rival, which the prime minister backed since he is seen to be close to Iran the more. The rising problem goes with the rejection of the rival who was elected. The protesters waved flags containing the picture of Muqtada al-Sadr.
A brief history of Muqtada al-Sadr
Muqtada al-Sadr, born on 4th August 1974, was a militia leader, scholar and politician. He is known to be the leader of the Sadrist movement. He had led during the American military presence in Iraq. Muqtada al-Sadr joined the Sadrist political party in 2018 with the saairun alliance with the highest seat win. In 2003, Abdul Majid Al-Khoei was assassinated, and he was suspected of the crime, but it wasn’t proven to date. He has lived in Sadr city, Najaf and Iraq.
Muqtada al-Sadr belongs to the known Sadr family, and the family comes from the lineage of label Amel, who lived in Lebanon and settled later in Najaf. Muqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi religious figure and politician.
Muqtada al-Sadr supporters stormed the Parliament after the election of his rival. The protest was grave as they showed their anger towards the newly elected candidate. During the rally, people were injured, and they are calculated to number hundreds. Part of them was the security men and civilians.
Before storming the Parliament, they stayed at a bridge which is the most important place because it holds the crucial buildings and embassies. The location is near the green zone, which they later passed through, bringing down its security and storming the Parliament.
Muqtada al-Sadr supporters were filled with hope because of what he promised to do if he is elected. His supporters have said they won’t leave the Parliament until necessary corrections are made. There they held the flags of whom they support “Muqtada al-Sadr”.
They were warned never to cause a ruse but to go on their peaceful protest as security men were discharged to protect them at this period. If otherwise is done, the security men will be withdrawn, and the protesters will face the music of disobedience. It should be noted that the protest is still ongoing in Iraq.