Protesters storm Iraqi parliament in Baghdad

April 30, 2016 12:25 PM

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Protesters storm Iraqi parliament in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — Protesters stormed Iraq’s parliament on Saturday, bursting into the capital’s fortified Green Zone, where other key buildings, including the U.S. Embassy, are located.

Live footage on Iraqi television showed hundreds of protesters, who have been demonstrating for weeks demanding government reform, inside the parliament building, waving flags and chanting.

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