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Iraqi Shiite Cleric Calls for Protests Against U.S. Presence

Moqtada al-Sadr

Moqtada al-Sadr

Photographer: Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqis should go out by the “millions” and hold peaceful protest to denounce the U.S. presence and its violations, according to Moqtada al-Sadr, one of the country’s senior Shiite clerics.

The country’s skies, land and sovereignty are being violated by the occupying forces, Sadr said in a tweet on Tuesday.