Iraq Green Zone protests end

May 2, 2016 12:32 PM

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CHAOS IN IRAQ — PROTESTERS LEAVE BAGHDAD GREEN ZONE ON CLERIC'S ORDERS, The New York Times reports: "After a day of sleeping, praying and even swimming in the Green Zone, the government citadel historically off limits to ordinary Iraqis, protesters began leaving Sunday evening on orders from the man who had sent them: Moktada al-Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric.

"In a statement issued from the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq, Mr. Sadr directed his followers to leave the Green Zone in an orderly fashion, to chant for Iraq and not a sect, and to help clean the space they had occupied. A day earlier, hundreds of protesters demanding an end to corruption st...

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