Situation in Syria and Iraq

Protesters stormed parliament in Baghdad

by Anadolu Agency

Iraqi demonstrators stormed the fortified Green Zone’s which houses the parliament in Baghdad on Wednesday in protest against the nomination of a new prime minister by Shia parties close to Iran.

Protesters forced their way into the Green Zone after removing a number of concrete barriers, the state news agency INA reported.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi called on protesters to “immediately withdraw from Green Zone.”

For his part, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, said: “I stand in reverence and respect. It is a wonderful spontaneous and reformist popular message, thank you.”

“Your safety is more important than anything else. If you want to withdraw, I will respect this decision,” he addressed the protesters.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi news agency reported that the protesters began to withdraw from the parliament.

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