Source: Business Insider
On Friday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Baghdad to protest the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and demand that US troops leave Iraq. The march was organized by Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has led revolts against US forces and has the goal of getting them to pull out of Iraq. President Donald Trump made threats to sanction Iraq if American troops are pulled out. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Hundreds of thousands of people are marching in Iraq to protest the killing of two key military leaders and to demand that American troops leave the country. On January 3, a US drone strike killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. At Baghdad International Airport, there’s a sign that says the place is “the site of the American crime,” and on Friday, a quarter to a half a million Iraqis protested in Baghdad – signs of growing resentment of US military intervention, TIME’s Kimberly Dozier reported .