Published November 17, 2019, 5:32 PM
By the Associated Press
Anti-government protesters in Iraq have closed some roads in response to a call for a strike from an influential cleric.
The protesters are also trying to expand their presence in the Iraqi capital further after seizing control of a strategic square in central Baghdad.
Protesters in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City neighborhood on Sunday blocked roads in an effort to keep employees from getting to their workplaces, snarling traffic in some areas.
The roadblocks are in response to a call by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada