Baghdad anti-corruption rally draws thousands
15 Jul 2016

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr led a massive rally in Baghdad against government corruption and sectarianism Friday.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Tahir Square at a rally to call an end to corruption and to unify Shiite and Sunni Iraqis. They chanted “No, no to corruption. No, no to sectarianism. Yes, yes to reform. Yes, yes to Iraq,” Xinhua reported.

Sadr attended the rally but did not speak, leading protesters in chants before an aide read his speech, in which he demanded the firing of all corrupt people in government, freedom in Baghdad and an end to U.S. troops in Iraq.

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