Sadrists clash with police in Baghdad

Supporters of the influential Shiite theologian Muqtada al-Sadr attempted to break through to the building of the Iraqi parliament. At the entrance to the government “Green Zone” the police blocked their way. Sadrists began throwing stones at the police, who used the means to disperse the demonstrations. There are people injured.

Parliament is debating whether to accept the resignation of Speaker Muhammad al-Hablusi, who was an ally of a nationalist Shiite theologian. Now the Sadrists say he has defected to the side of the pro-Iranian forces, which, after the collective resignation of the al-Sadr faction, have become the most influential bloc in parliament.

Recall that the political crisis in Iraq has been going on for 11 months. The parliament, where nationalist and pro-Iranian Shiite forces opposed each other, was unable to elect a president, which is necessary to form a government. The resignation of the Sadrists did not change the situation.

By Editor

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