A drone attacks the home of prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leaving no casualties and causing minimal damage. The attack follows yesterday's incident in Baghdad when multiple protesters were fired upon and killed.
In one of the deadliest days of the protests so far, Iraqi security forces open fire and kill 25 people who were blocking a bridge in Nasiriyah, while 10 people are killed in Najaf, and four people are shot dead in the capital Baghdad. The Iraqi Armed Forces says an emergency unit had been created to "impose security and restore order" in response to the violence. 45 people have been killed by security forces in total.
At least three people are killed, and a further 17 wounded, when security forces fire at protestors trying to block a bridge in Baghdad. This is in spite of the government announcing the military was banned from using live rounds.
After a meeting in Najaf, Islamic Dawa Party leader Premier Haider al-Abadi and Shi'a Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr announce their parties' alliance. Together, they control 96 of 329 seats in Parliament.
Violence erupts at a protest rally in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least four protesters and one police officer. Thousands of supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered in the capital to demand an overhaul of the country's electoral system.
Protesters demanding political reform leave Baghdad's Green Zone after camping for 24 hours in the heavily fortified government district. These activists, followers of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Muqtadā al-Ṣadr, support Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's anti-corruption proposals to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats. A grid-locked parliament has been unable to act on these changes.