Thousands of protesters managed to break into the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad and storm the parliament buildings inside the zone.
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|The action came after politicians again failed to approve new ministers. The protesters have demanded a cabinet of neutral technocrats to replace the existing members, who are accused of corruption. The PM, Haider al-Abadi, has been trying to accede to the demands for reform but has been blocked from doing so by members of parliament who profit from the existing system. Although some ministers had been approved earlier in the week, on Saturday a quorum was not reached.|