Pro-Sadr protesters storm parliament in Iraq’s Green Zone

Wed, 2022-07-27 19:10

BAGHDAD: Supporters of powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Wednesday stormed parliament after penetrating the capital’s high-security government Green Zone, protesting against a rival bloc’s nomination for prime minister.
Protesters “stormed the parliament” after initially being stopped by police firing a barrage of tear gas, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
State agency INA said on messaging app Telegram that “protesters have entered the parliament building.”

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