Tea and hot meals at Iraq parliament as protesters settle in

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Al-Araby

Volunteers shuttled back and forth in fleets of pickups to Iraq’s normally secure Green Zone Saturday as protesters who occupied parliament earlier in the day settled in for the long haul. The thousands of demonstrators who had overwhelmed the barriers protecting the compound camped out inside and outside parliament as supporters delivered hot meals and bottles of cold water. One man lit a fire to warm some tea while another offered cigarettes for sale — all as Iraqi security forces watched on, an AFP correspondent reported. Inside the parliament building, some protesters sat at lawmakers’ de…

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