New Delhi: Protestors have stormed Iraq’s Parliament on Wednesday. Thousands of people have gathered in the premise of Baghdad’s Parliament. There were curses and sloganeering against anti-Iran.
Protestors are followers of a cleric
The people are protesting against the selection of a nominee who is backed by Tehran-backed political outfits. As per Al-Jazeera a lot of these protestors are followers of Iraqi Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
Lawmakers were not present at the time of breach
At time of the when these protestors entered the building none of the lawmakers were present. As per Baghdad’s security protocol the Parliament is located in the high-security Green Zone.
The place houses many government buildings and diplomatic. However, security forces present inside the building appeared to allow the protestors to barge in with relative ease.
Protest to oppose pro Iran PM candidate
The protestors are opposing the candidature of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani. He is a ex-provincial governor and a former minister. He is the pro-Iran’s Coordination Framework’s choice for the post of Prime Minister.
PM orders to immediately withdraw
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have ordered the protestors to “immediately withdraw” from the Green Zone.
Visuals coming in
Videos have started emerging across the social media platforms.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 27, 2022
People are protesting inside Iraq’s parliament. In the so-called largest democracy, even MPs are not even allowed to protest! pic.twitter.com/PFMFvkUI52
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) July 27, 2022
Iraqi protesters storm the parliament.
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Close Halane now.
— Somalia (@kingofSomaliaa) July 28, 2022