\n \nDozens of mainly Shi'ite demonstrators have been injured and security personal suffered stab wounds, according to the army.\n \n

Protesters overwhelm Iraqi forces and enter PM's office after storming Baghdad's Green Zone https://t.co/EDlAx6qbtGpic.twitter.com/3HC704r8vT

— AJE News (AJENews) May 20, 2016\n \n \nThe thousands involved in the uproar included supporters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr:\u201cWe are committed to the orders of Moqtada al-Sadr, it\u2019s a peaceful protest. It has become clear now who is behind the bombings in Sadr city, Kadhimiya and Adil neighbourhoods. Today, the Iraqi government has proved that it is a leader of terrorism.\u201d roared one protestor.\n \n Video: Dozens injured as security forces opened fire after protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zonehttps://t.co/skTRIRVs7Q\u2014 China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 21, 2016\n \n \nThe Iraqi prime minister,Haider al-Abadi, condemned the attack and occupation of government facilities:\n\u201cWhat happened today the storming of government\u2019s facilities and tampering with public property, cannot be accepted the law must take its course with every transgressor.\u201d\n \nIt is the second time the government compound has been besieged amid calls for an end to government corruption and security failures.", "dateCreated": "2016-05-21 07:35:58", "dateModified": "2016-05-21 07:35:58", "datePublished": "2016-05-21 07:35:58", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333319/1440x810_333319.jpg", "height": "1440px", "width": "810px", "caption": "Thousands storm heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad", "thumbnail": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333319/1440x810_333319.jpg", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "euronews", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews_logo.png" } }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Christopher Cummins", "url": "cummins", "sameAs": "https://twitter.com/euronews" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "http://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews_logo.png", "width": "688px", "height": "102px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews", "https://www.euronews.com/follow-us#newsfeed" ] }, "video": { "@type": "VideoObject", "name": "Thousands storm heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad", "description": "Iraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters who stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad.", "thumbnailUrl": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333319/385x202_333319.jpg", "height": "385px", "width": "202px", "uploadDate": "2016-05-21 07:35:58", "duration": "PT1M17S", "contentUrl": "https://video.euronews.com/mp4/EN/NW/SU/en/160521_NWSU_070A0-082805_E.mp4", "embedUrl": "", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "http://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews_logo.png", "width": "688px", "height": "102px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews", "https://www.euronews.com/follow-us#newsfeed" ] } } }, { "@type": "BreadcrumbList", "itemListElement": [ { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 1, "name": "Home", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 2, "name": "News", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/news" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 3, "name": "World", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/news/international" }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 4, "name": "Thousands storm heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad", "item": "https://www.euronews.com/2016/05/21/thousands-storm-heavily-fortified-green-zone-in-baghdad" } ] }, { "@type": "WebSite", "name": "Euronews.com", "url": "http://www.euronews.com/", "potentialAction": { "@type": "SearchAction", "target": "http://www.euronews.com/search?query={search_term_string}", "query-input": "required name=search_term_string" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews", "https://www.euronews.com/follow-us#newsfeed" ] } ] }

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Iraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters who stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad.


The thousands involved in the uproar included supporters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr:“We are committed to the orders of Moqtada al-Sadr, it’s a peaceful protest. It has become clear now who is behind the bombings in Sadr city, Kadhimiya and Adil neighbourhoods. Today, the Iraqi government has proved that it is a leader of terrorism.” roared one protestor.
The Iraqi prime minister,Haider al-Abadi, condemned the attack and occupation of government facilities:
“What happened today the storming of government’s facilities and tampering with public property, cannot be accepted the law must take its course with every transgressor.”
It is the second time the government compound has been besieged amid calls for an end to government corruption and security failures.