[Sajad Jiyad, Twitter/Threadreader, What Happened in Baghdad? (thread) interesting thread/opinion piece

Raffi Berg, BBC News, Buildings stormed after Moqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi political leader, retires “Mr Sadr’s announcement comes two days after he called for all parties and figures involved in political life following the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq to quit.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av-embeds/62713026/vpid/p0cx3q55

Chaos in #Iraq 🇮🇶 as HUNDREDS of #Muqtada al-Sadr supporters take to the street in protest of his resignation from politics, STORMING the presidential palace in #Baghdad, forcing Iraqi 🇮🇶 authorities to announce a curfew in all of the city. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/aYOOEJaA4Z— Dylan Frank (@DylanFrank21) August 29, 2022

When a protest looks a lot like a pool party…

Supporters of Iraqi populist leader Moqtada al-Sadr swim as they protest inside the Republican Palace in the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq August 29, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad pic.twitter.com/44z6WYYbPU— Phil Stewart (@phildstewart) August 29, 2022


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