Protesting Shiite members have stormed the National Assembly, clashing with police officers in the process.

Protesting Shiite members

Things turned violent when the protesters, who are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, tried to gain entry into the complex.

After gaining entry into the first gate of the Assembly, the protesters damaged some vehicles including a police van with a policeman injured in the process.

The Shiites are calling for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El Security.

Zakzaky is facing charges for culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace.

They had protested to the gate of the National Assembly last Thursday and House Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who met them at the gate, had said that their message would be delivered to the appropriate quarters. �T �