Anti-Iran Protesters Break into Baghdad Green Zone, Storm Iraqi Parliament

BAGHDAD—Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Iran slogans stormed the Iraqi capital’s government center and occupied the parliament building Wednesday, protesting corruption and denouncing the leading candidate to be the country’s next prime minister.

The protesters, also voicing support for fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, pulled down concrete walls and poured into the Green Zone, the fortified area where many government ministries and the U.S. Embassy are located, as security personnel did little to stop them.