BAGHDAD, April 30 (UPI) — Protestors stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone and parliament building after the government failed to establish reform Saturday.
Dozens of civilians waving Iraq’s flag overwhelmed the fortified zone Saturday after a call for “peaceful” demonstrations” by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Al Arabiya reported. The Green Zone, a common name for the International Zone of Baghdad, is a 4-square-mile area where government and embassy buildings, including the U.S. Embassy, are located.
Protestors, who were not searched upon entering, reportedly brought down concrete blast walls surrounding the zone using cables, Al Jazeera reported. more