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Muqtada al-Sadr: 'I stand by the people's side'

For the past four weeks, Iraq has been gripped by massive protests against the perceived corruption and lack of basic public services like reliable electricity and drinking water.

The protests are dictated by the influential Shia cleric-turned-politician Muqtada al-Sadr, who has reinvented himself as a reformer and a politician.

Ahmed Maher reports from Baghdad.

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