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With the proposed US Iraqi Security pact due to be voted on by the Iraqi parliament on November 24th. Thousands of followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr converged on a central Baghdad square for a mass prayer, to protest the status of forces agreement. McClatchy correspondent Adam Asher who was on the scene says what concerns people is “whether Muqtada al-Sadr will call off his cease fire if the [status of forces agreement] passes Parliament.

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Adam Ashton is a journalist for McClatchy Newspapers currently based in Baghdad, Iraq