Bagdad (IP) - In the wake of the resignation of the Sadr Faction's leader in Iraq, his proponents occupied Baghdad's governmental buildings and streets, making protests today.

Iran PressMiddle East: Issuing a statement, the Leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced his withdrawal from the political arena in Iraq on Monday.

Following the entrance of Muqtada Sadr's supporters to the Iraqi presidential palace, the Commander of the Iraqi Army Joint Operations announced a curfew in Baghdad from 3:30 p.m. today, Monday local time.

The Iraqi army called on the protesters to vacate the roundabouts of the green zone, stressing the protection of public and private properties.

The Iraqi sources also report Sadists' instigation of protests in other parts of the country, including Basra and Dhi Qar. 


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