Protesters storm parliament as Iraq crisis deepens

Hundreds of protesters in Baghdad stormed the parliament building Saturday as the Shiite cleric behind the demonstrations warned he could bring down the Iraqi government.Protesters who had been gathering for a “million-man” march in Baghdad stormed the legislature, smashing glass and furniture inside. Outside the building, other protesters set a vehicle on fire. .No MPs were believed to be inside the parliament, as the legislature postponed a session earlier in the afternoon that was supposed to vote on new ministers. Sources said that Kurdish MPs were rushing to the airport to return to the northern Kurdistan Region.Meanwhile, Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr warned he could “destroy” Iraq’s government.“I am promising you that I will not make any agreements with other politicians. I work for the benefit of the nation,” Sadr said in a speech in the holy city of Najaf.

Source: Update: Protesters storm parliament as Iraq crisis deepens

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