STORY: Thousands of the Shi'ite Muslim cleric's loyalists stormed into the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Saturday (July 30), taking over the empty parliament building for a second time in a week as his Shi'ite rivals, most of them close to Iran, try to form a government.
At least 125 people - including demonstrators and police - were wounded, according to a health ministry statement.
"We're staying until our demands are met. And we have many demands," a member of Sadr's political team told Reuters by phone, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to give statements to media.
Sadr's social-political Sadrist Movement is demanding that parliament be dissolved and new elections be held and that federal judges be replaced, the Sadrist official said.