Thousands of supporters of Shia cleric and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr flooded Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, Friday, rallying for electoral reform and against government corruption.

During the demonstration, al-Sadr called on the Iraqi government to integrate the Shia-majority paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilisation Unit (PMF) into the country’s armed forces, calling for militias outside the government’s control to be disarmed.

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