They later took to the streets to protest against the demolition of the graveyards of one of their religious leader.
Maulana Kalbe Jawad, a Shia cleric said that several revered tombs and graves have been vandalized in Iraq.
“All the graves in the graveyards belonging to the family members of Hazrat Mohammad Saheb have been demolished. All the tombs have been demolished. They have vandalized the graveyards. We had graves of four Imams, even they have been demolished,” said Jawad.“We want the government to understand our feelings and religious sentiments. Majority of the Muslims are with us and the government should understand us,” he added.