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Angry Iraqi protester: lawmakers ‘eating chocolates’ as people starve

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Hundreds of protesters broke into the parliament building in Baghdad on Saturday, smashing furniture, venting anger at lawmakers eating chocolates while the people starve and detaining at least one lawmaker.
“We are sick of problems, we are sick of this parliament and the failed government,” one of the protesters inside the parliament told Rudaw, amid scenes of mayhem.
“People have nothing to eat.
The lawmakers are sitting here eating chocolates and mocking our pain,” said another protester, pointing to chocolates left on desks inside the legislature.
Hundreds stormed the legislature, as the Shiite cleric behind the demonstrations warned he could bring down the Iraqi government.
Despite tight security, a car bomb killed 20 and wounded 18 others in the city earlier Saturday.
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