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Thousands of protesters break into Baghdad 'Green Zone'

This, after lawmakers again failed to approve new cabinet ministers

AFP/ PTI  |  Baghdad 

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone
Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone

Thousands of protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" today and ransacked parliament after lawmakers again failed to approve new cabinet ministers.

An AFP reporter said thousands of angry protesters moved into the restricted area, which houses the country's key government institutions, and some began ransacking the parliament building.

First Published: Sat, April 30 2016. 17:48 IST
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