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Pro-Sadr protesters breach Iraq’s fortified Green Zone

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Supporters of powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Wednesday penetrated the capital’s high-security Green Zone, home to government buildings and diplomatic missions, an AFP reporter said.

The protesters, opposed to a rival bloc’s nomination for prime minister, tried to march towards parliament but were stopped by police firing a barrage of tear gas, a security source told AFP.

An AFP correspondent saw protesters carrying one colleague who had been hurt.


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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

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