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Four Iraqi Lawmakers Resign amid New Rallies

Four Iraqi Lawmakers Resign amid New Rallies
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By Staff, Agencies

Four Iraqi lawmakers resigned in wake of the protests that engulfed Baghdad.

Taha al-Difai and Muzahem al-Tamimi, both lawmakers from Haidar al-Abadi’s list, left the legislative body over its perceived inability to address the protesters' anguish.

The Parliament's only two Communist lawmakers, Raed Fahmy and Haifa al-Amin, also quit "in support of the movement."  

The resignations came as new protests shook Iraq, with thousands descending on the Tahrir Square on Sunday.

The security forces fired volleys of tear gas munitions as the protesters raised the barricades near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, a high-security area for governmental offices and foreign embassies.