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BREAKING: Protestors Storm Presidential Palace in Baghdad, US Embassy Evacuated


The Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq is apparently under siege.

Protestors have stormed the palace, and are now being met with lethal force.

US embassy officials in Baghdad have just been evacuated by helicopter.

Videos are circulating on Twitter of the palace being overwhelmed with protestors, as well as the evacuation of US Embassy officials.

The post Millennial reports on this breaking development:

Muqtada al Sadr announced on Monday that he was leaving politics, spurring Shiites to riot and breach the presidential palace. Al Sadr is their biggest political leader in Iraq and once led militias during the war. “I hereby announce my final withdrawal,” al-Sadr said.

A riot broke out inside the Presidential Palace as people stormed in and law enforcement attempted to hold them back.

US embassy employees could be seen leaving the embassy, and evacuating the Green Zone, via helicopter.

US Embassy officials have been evacuated:

Earlier today, protestors stormed the Presidential Palace:

It appears that lethal force is being used against the protestors:

Baghdad is in disarray right now:


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