Supporters of Iraqi cleric Sadr storm back into Baghdad’s Green Zone

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By Maher Nazih BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of Shi’ite populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad’s fortified government zone on Saturday for the second time in a week, escalating a political stand-off that is hitting ordinary Iraqis hardest. Protesters rallied by Sadr and his social-political Sadrist Movement tore down concrete barriers and entered the Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, heading for Iraq’s parliament, a Reuters witness said. The scenes followed similar protests on Wednesday, although this time several protesters and police o…

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