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"All staff of the Japanese, French, British, Australian, Jordanian, Emirates and Saudi Arabia Embassies have moved in to into the American Embassy, it is being reported.--"
One protester, speaking to the Kurdish news channel Rudaw, pointed to chocolates on the desks of lawmakers and said: “People have nothing to eat. The lawmakers are sitting here eating chocolates and mocking our pain.”
The American Embassy in Baghdad reported on Twitter on Saturday that rumors that Iraqi officials had sought safety in the embassy compound were not true, nor were reports that the embassy was evacuating personnel.
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All entrances to Baghdad were closed completely, and only exit was allowed amid the ongoing protests near the parliament building, according to the Baghdad military command.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The military command of Baghdad has closed all the entrances to the city amid the ongoing protests near the parliament building, local media reported Saturday.
Earlier in the day, the military announced the state of the full combat readiness after the group of supporters of the Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada Sadr broke into the territory of the parliament building and began smashing furniture inside. Some Iraqi lawmakers have been severely injured in the attack carried out by protesters.
© REUTERS/ Ahmed Saad
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