Antichrist’s Movement plays key role in protests

Iraq’s Sadrist movement plays key role in protests

A defining feature of Iraq’s protests has been the complete rejection of all political parties, but a group led by a Shia Muslim leader has managed to stay onside.

by Simona Foltyn

A defining feature of Iraq’s months-long anti-government demonstrations has been the complete rejection of all political parties.

But one movement has managed to stay onside: the Sadrists, led by Shia Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr.

Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.

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