Iraqi medical students take part in an anti-government demonstration in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on Monday. Photo: AFP

Iraq’s new ‘PUBG generation’ of protesters take to the streets as military responds with overnight curfew

  • Young anti-government protesters flooded the country’s streets on Monday in defiance of arrest and violence that has left more than 200 dead
  • In response to the spreading protests, the Iraqi army said it would impose an overnight curfew in the capital for six hours from midnight
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Iraqi medical students take part in an anti-government demonstration in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on Monday. Photo: AFP
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Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo; Reuters

Iraq’s PM orders deployment of elite counterterrorism troops after new protest bloodshed

  • Protests have resumed in Iraq after a wave of anti-government protests earlier this month were violently put down
  • At least 67 protesters killed in two days of anti-government rallies in the capital and southern cities
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Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo; Reuters
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