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IPFS News Link • Iraq

Watch: Iraqi Protesters Storm Parliament Amid Record Run Without Government

•, by Tyler Durden

The protests came amid political friction which pits al-Sadr's bloc, which won a majority as the largest faction in the 329-seat parliament during prior October elections, against the pro-Iran Coordination Framework faction. The latter group's nomination for prime minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, is being fiercely opposed by al-Sadr's followers.

The high secured Green Zone has since the US invasion and occupation of Iraq been home to all major government branches, embassies and diplomatic missions, and international institutions. However, some local correspondents have suggested based on video to emerge of the protests that security stood down after being overwhelmed by the crowds. Police were seen milling about the building alongside protesters.