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Baghdad state of emergency declared after protesters storm parliament

by firstsource newsApril 30, 2016

Hundreds storm green zone chanting ‘the cowards ran way’ after MPs fail to convene for vote on ministerial changes

A state of emergency has reportedly been declared in Baghdad after supporters of the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone and entered the parliament building.

Hundreds of people gathered in protest at the failure of Iraqi MPs to convene for a vote to approve new ministers. The unrest comes after weeks of political turmoil in Baghdad over efforts by the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats. MPs failed to reach a quorum to approve the measures on Saturday.

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