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Protesters withdraw from Baghdad's Green Zone

Following Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's order, his followers have withdrawn completely from the Green Zone and evacuated the parliament building.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images

At a press conference at noon in Baghdad, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, ordered his followers to withdraw from the Green Zone within 60 minutes.

They quickly complied and have withdrawn from all their positions, including the parliament building that was previously occupied by them a month ago.

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