POLITICS

Sadr Followers Protest Iraq Bombings

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Thousands of followers of a radical cleric took to Baghdad's streets after Friday prayers to protest a triple car bombing in one of their southern strongholds and make a show of strength directed at a rival Shiite power broker.

Dancing, chanting and waving their prayer rugs, the supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr made their way through the streets of Sadr City -- a teeming Shiite district named after the cleric's late father, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr.

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