Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Iraq's Green Zone, Take Over Parliament
Protesters in favor of government reforms have demonstrated in Iraq for months. On Saturday, they stormed the Green Zone and then Parliament.By Ethan Weston | April 30, 2016
Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke through barriers in Iraq's Green Zone Saturday and stormed Parliament.
The protests have been spurred by Sadr who wants Iraq's political quota system — a system which divides power between Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites — to be replaced with one that elects nonpartisan politicians.