Iraqi PM accuses protesters for breaking into Green Zone

BAGHDAD, May 21 (KUNA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi accused demonstrators of breaking into the famous Green Zone area for the second time in three weeks.
A statement issued late last night by Abadi’s office said that the infiltrators are attacking security guards and were trying to bring chaos in Baghdad.
They showed up armed inside cities instead of confronting the So-called Islamic State (IS) in the battle areas.
The statement added that infiltration to government institutes and mismanagement of public funds will not be tolerated and the rule of law will be upheld in these cases.
The statement noted that measures and achievements made so far against IS on the frontlines had reflected positively on the country’s economy, citizens, and around the world.
Last night, supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr managed to enter Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s office, and posted pictures of their infiltration into social media websites.
They initially faced tough resistance from forces guarding the premier’s office but some were able to muscle past and briefly entered the premises.
Al-Sadr followers have been protesting for weeks to demand reforms, a new government and an end to corruption.
Last month, Al-Sadr demonstrators entered the Iraqi Parliament’s building demanding large-scale reforms and protesting against corruption. (end) ahh.mb

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