Iraq: massive protests against Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shia leader

Muqtada al-Sadr  is an Iraqi radical Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shia militia that is a reformation of the previous militia he led during the American occupation of Iraq, the Mahdi Army. There were reports on 7 December 2019 of an armed drone attack on Sadr.

Protests are taking place in large Iraqi cities, including Najaf.