Tear gas is fired during clashes between anti-government protesters and Iraqi security forces near Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Thursday. Photo: dpa

Iraq using ‘skull-piercing’ tear gas grenades to kill rather than disperse protesters, Amnesty International says

  • At least five demonstrators killed in unprecedented use of weapon, according to rights watchdog
  • Iraqi prime minister says he is willing to resign as protests continue to rock country
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Tear gas is fired during clashes between anti-government protesters and Iraqi security forces near Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Thursday. Photo: dpa
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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

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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