Hundreds of protesters have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone. Earlier, the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr accused Iraqi politicians of blocking efforts to implement political reform.
Iraqi Kurds grieve the loss of lands they have had to return to Iraq's control and their shattered dream of independence. As they see it, it isn't their politicians who are to blame, but the international community.
Clashes have erupted in the Iraqi capital, leaving at least five dead, including a policeman, and hundreds injured. Protesters have been demanding an overhaul of the commission that oversees local elections.
Iraqi protesters have announced their withdrawal from Baghdad's Green Zone after storming parliament a day earlier. The protesters have vowed to return by the end of the week if nothing changes.
The Iraqi military has imposed a curfew in the city's heavily secured Green Zone after demonstrators stormed the area. The protests were centered around the state's inability to remove corruption and improve security.
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