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Thousands of protesters storm Iraq parliament building in Baghdad

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Thousands of followers of an influential Shiite cleric breached Iraq's parliament on Saturday, for the second time this week, to protest government formation efforts lead by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-backed groups.

The alliance called for counter-protests, raising the specter of civil strife.Iraqi security forces initially used tear gas and sound bombs to try to repel the demonstrators and caused several injuries.

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