Issued on: 04/02/2020 – 17:18Modified: 04/02/2020 – 17:18
Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr across Iraq on Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in a clash between the two sides.
Tensions have been high in protest squares in recent days between youths furious at Allawis nomination and Sadrists.
On Monday, a demonstrator was stabbed to death and three others wounded after Sadr supporters, known as 'blue hats'; attacked an anti-regime rally, medics and security sources said.
Allawi, 65, was nominated on February 1 after two months of political stalemate over who would replace ex-premier Read More – Source