'We Won't Leave': Iraqi Protesters to Stay Inside Parliament

Published July 31st, 2022 - 09:11 GMT

Iraqi protesters have stormed the parliament building, again, in Baghdad's Green Zone declaring that they won't leave in a move to show the refusal of the new prime minister nominee Mohammed al-Sudani.

Last Wednesday, Sadrist movement protesters also rallied across the Green Zone and entered the Iraqi parliament as a way to show disagreement with the new PM nominee, who according to demonstrators is pro-Iran.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has called on protesters to immediately leave the Green Zone and the parliament.

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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, carry a portrait Sadr's father Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)

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It is the second time in days that supporters of the firebrand Shiite cleric have forced their way into the legislative chamber, after October elections failed to lead to the formation of a government. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)

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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, rest inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)

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It is the second time in days that supporters of the firebrand Shiite cleric have forced their way into the legislative chamber, after October elections failed to lead to the formation of a government. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)

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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)

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Supporters of powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr penetrated Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, occupying parliament with no plan to leave. (Photo by Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

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A man deploys a national flag as supporters of the Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gather inside the country's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, to protest against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

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Supporters of the Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr bring down concrete barriers leading to the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone and the country's parliament, as they protest against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, carry a portrait Sadr's father Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)
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It is the second time in days that supporters of the firebrand Shiite cleric have forced their way into the legislative chamber, after October elections failed to lead to the formation of a government. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)
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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, rest inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)
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It is the second time in days that supporters of the firebrand Shiite cleric have forced their way into the legislative chamber, after October elections failed to lead to the formation of a government. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)
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Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, on July 31, 2022, a day after storming it. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP)
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Supporters of powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr penetrated Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, occupying parliament with no plan to leave. (Photo by Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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A man deploys a national flag as supporters of the Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gather inside the country's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, to protest against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)
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Supporters of the Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr bring down concrete barriers leading to the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone and the country's parliament, as they protest against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

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