Protesters storm Iraqi parliament building to protest Prime Minister appointment

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters breached Baghdad's parliament on Wednesday chanting anti-Iran curses in a demonstration against a nominee for prime minister by Iran-backed parties.The majority of the protesters were followers of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.The demonstrators, all of them men, were seen walking on tables of the parliament floor, leafing through folders, sitting in the chairs of lawmakers and waving Iraqi flags.The incident raised the stakes in the political struggle for Iraq nearly ten months after federal elections.

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