Protesters storm into Baghdad's Green Zone as security forces open fire

by Reuters
Friday, 20 May 2016 15:17 GMT

BAGHDAD, May 20 (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters stormed into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Friday for the second time in less than a month, despite resistance from security forces who fired tear gas and live bullets, according to a witness and live video.

Witnesses said dozens of people were injured. The protesters included supporters of powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and people from other groups who are displeased with the government's failure to approve anti-corruption reforms and provide security.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Stephen Kalin)