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Funerals held for 2 killed in Friday protests

  • Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffins of two protesters killed in the protests outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during their funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq. Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffins of two protesters killed in the protests outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during their funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq. Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffin of a protester killed outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffin of a protester killed outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffin of a protester killed in the protests outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffin of a protester killed in the protests outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Friday, during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 21, 2016. On Friday Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister's office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds gathered in Baghdad's Sadr City as families held funerals for two people killed in Friday's protests. The coffins for the two men were hoisted above the crowds of mourners before being driven to Najaf for burial.

The men were killed Friday after thousands, mostly supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, surged up to the walls of Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone compound.

Security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition into the crowd when hundreds breached the compound and entered the Prime Minister's offices and Parliament.

Police and hospital officials said more than a hundred protesters were injured, five seriously.

Friday's breach was the second time in just a month that protesters managed to overrun the compound that's home to most of Iraq's ministries and foreign embassies.