Protesters in Iraq's Green Zone Disband After Issuing Political Demands

May 2, 2016 11:13 AM

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Protesters in Iraq's Green Zone Disband After Issuing Political Demands

BAGHDAD — Protesters camped out in Baghdad's Green Zone for 24 hours left the heavily fortified government district on Sunday after issuing demands for political reform — but they pledged to return by the end of the week to keep up the pressure.

Iraq has endured months of wrangling prompted by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's attempt to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats as part of an anti-corruption drive. A divided parliament has failed to approve the proposal amid scuffles and protests.

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