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The powerful cleric behind Iraq protests

In 2016, Mr Sadr led an anti-corruption protest movement that supported new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s plan to tackle political patronage by appointing a cabinet of independent technocrats. His supporters twice stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone, the heavily-fortified area that houses many government buildings and foreign embassies, hampering parliament’s activities for weeks and causing several deaths.

Source: BBC

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