VIDEO: Many Injured in Third Sadrist Protest in Baghdad Green Zone

Sat May 28, 2016 16:31:35

On Friday, Iraqi security forces in Baghdad have fired tear gas and live bullets at protesters who had stormed the city's heavily fortified Green Zone.

It was third protest of Iraqi influential cleric Moqtada Al Sadr supporter in past month.

Soldiers fired tear gas to disperse protesters who had gathered near a bridge leading to Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. Several protesters were injured in the incident.

Protesters loyal to the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been calling for comprehensive reforms for months and have been holding demonstrations every Friday outside the Green Zone.

Earlier this month, demonstrators knocked down the concrete blast walls surrounding the Green Zone and broke into Iraq's parliament and government offices, plunging the country into a prolonged political crisis.


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