• Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani backs the protests, urging security forces and protesters not to use violence along with criticizing Iraqi leaders for failing to eradicate corruption.
  • UN urges Iraq to investigate the use of force by anti-police in a rapid and transparent way.
  • Muqtada al-Sadr calls for the government to resign and a snap election to be held. Al-Sadr’s coalition had won the largest number of seats in the previous election held last year. He additionally urges members of parliament to boycott the emergency session scheduled for the next day.
  • Speaker of Parliament Mohamad al-Halbousi expresses support for the protesters’ demands.
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