In Baghdad’s Sadr City, cleric’s support underpins protests


              People navigate a street with a poster of Shiite religious leaders Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right, and his relative, Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, is displayed in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People navigate a street of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb say they they support Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Khalil Ibrahim, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.  Ibrahim has four sons participating in the parliament sit-in he told AP on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              A poster depicting Muqtada al-Sadr, right, and his father, Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr are displayed in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.   (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People navigate a street with a poster of Shiite religious leaders Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right, and his relative, Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, displayed in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished suburb say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.  (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People navigate a street with a poster of Shiite religious leaders Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right, and his relative, Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, is displayed in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People navigate a street of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb say they they support Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Khalil Ibrahim, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.  Ibrahim has four sons participating in the parliament sit-in he told AP on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              A poster depicting Muqtada al-Sadr, right, and his father, Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr are displayed in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.   (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People navigate a street with a poster of Shiite religious leaders Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right, and his relative, Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, displayed in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  Residents of the impoverished suburb say they they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament.  (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              FILE - Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold posters with his photo during an open-air Friday prayers in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, July 15, 2022. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support al-Sadr, an influential cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. Al-Sadr derives his political weight largely from their seemingly unending support. And yet, they are among Iraq’s most destitute. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
            
              FILE - Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans during an open-air Friday prayers in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq,  July 15, 2022. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support al-Sadr, an influential cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. Al-Sadr derives his political weight largely from their seemingly unending support. And yet, they are among Iraq’s most destitute. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
            
              FILE - Populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, speaks during a mews conference in Najaf, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2021. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support al-Sadr an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. Al-Sadr derives his political weight largely from their seemingly unending support. And yet, they are among Iraq’s most destitute. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil, File)
In Baghdad’s Sadr City, cleric’s support underpins protests