Sadr supporters take iconic Tahrir Square building

Protesters in Iraq fear their movement is being taken over, just like the Turkish restaurant was.

Anti-government protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square are mourning their loss of control over the “Turkish restaurant” building, which had provided them with a vantage point over the demonstrations in the square below.

Supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr had evicted demonstrators from the building and now maintain control over it.


Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad, Iraq