VIDEO: Mass of Sadr supporters in the Iraqi parliament

Hundreds of followers of the powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr began a second day of camping outside the country’s parliament on Sunday.

Despite tear gas, water cannons and heat that reached 47 degrees Celsius (116 degrees Fahrenheit), they stormed the compound on Saturday after tearing down heavy concrete barricades on roads leading to Baghdad’s fortified green zone with diplomatic and government buildings. .

Nearly ten months after the October elections, Iraq still has no new government, despite intense factional negotiations.