Protesters storm Iraq parliament again amid unrest over Iran-backed groups

Guardian reports: Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke through the heavily fortified Green Zone and stormed the Iraqi parliament for the second time this week to block the appointment of Iran-backed Mohammed al-Sudani as prime minister.

Security forces shot tear gas, sound bombs and water cannon to disperse the protesters, injuring at least 60. Al-Sadr and his supporters want to end US and Iranian influence in Iran and have vowed to continue to come out in numbers and occupy parliament until they block the appointment of Al-Sudani.

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