Iraqi PM orders arrest of protesters who stormed Baghdad’s green zone

Haider al-Abadis comments come as thousands of demonstrators remain in the green zone demanding political reform

The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has ordered authorities to arrest and prosecute the protesters who attacked security forces and legislators and damaged state property after breaking into Baghdads heavily fortified green zone to protest delays in reform plans.

Abadis statement came a day after hundreds of angry followers of the influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr tore down blast walls and poured into the parliament building, exacerbating a long-simmering political crisis.

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