Baghdad: In Iraq, thousands of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr once again stormed the parliament.
According to international media, thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr’s supporters have entered the parliament for the second time in a week, resulting in at least 125 people being injured in the resulting riots, while political activities have come to a complete standstill.
The protesters said that we are demanding a corruption-free government and these are the demands of the people. It should be noted that there was a similar violent demonstration on July 27, but in the recent demonstration, 125 people including protesters and police have been injured.
In this regard, the authorities said that the supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr threw stones at the parliament and the members, the police fired tear gas and stun grenades to stop the progress of the protesters and disperse them.
A 49-year-old man who participated in the demonstration said that we are facing injustices because of corrupt Iraqi people. He said that I and my two highly educated children are unemployed, there are no jobs in the country, the main reason of which is corruption.
It may be recalled that Muqtada al-Sadr’s party came first in the October elections but recalled 74 of its lawmakers from parliament after failing to form a government.