The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control

April 30, 2016 5:26 PM

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Iraq’s prime minister says the situation is under control after thousands of anti-government protesters poured into Baghdad’s Green Zone and stormed parliament.

Haider al-Abadi issued a statement saying “the situation in Baghdad is under the control of the security forces.” He called on protesters to demonstrate peacefully without damaging the “property of state institutions.”

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