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Iraq cleric Sadr in 'Green Zone' sit-in protest

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr during a press conference following a meeting with an independent committee for the formation of a cabinet of technocrats, in the holy city of Najaf, on March 22, 2016Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Sunday entered the perimeter of Baghdad’s fortified “Green Zone” and began a sit-in to ramp up pressure for reforms. The symbolic move by the young Shiite cleric comes after thousands of his supporters have been camping outside the restricted area’s entrances for more than a week. Sadr wants Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to enact reforms tackling corruption and announce a technocratic government to replace the current cabinet of party-affiliated ministers.

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