Iraq anti government protest

Protests grip Iraq's capital and south despite rising toll

In Baghdad, crowds of anti-government demonstrators thronged Tahrir Square, the epicentre of their movement.

published on : 8th December 2019

Iraq unrest: At least 15 protests stabbed in Baghdad square

There were over a dozen knife attacks by the late afternoon when protesters aligned with political parties and Iran-backed militias withdrew from Tahrir, three demonstrators and a witness said.

published on : 6th December 2019

At least 45 protesters shot dead, 152 others wounded in escalating Iraqi unrest

On Wednesday, the situation escalated in southern Iraq, prompting the authorities to declare curfew in the Najaf province, where the protesters set the Iranian consulate building on fire.

published on : 29th November 2019

Amnesty calls for urgent end to 'bloodbath' in Iraq

The leaderless, economically driven protests are targeting Iraq's entire political class and calling for the overhaul of the sectarian system established after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

published on : 10th November 2019

Students flood Iraq streets, defying government and parents

More than 200 people have been killed and 8,000 wounded, the majority protestors, since the movement erupted on October 1.

published on : 28th October 2019

157 dead in week-long Iraq anti-government protests

Around 70 per cent of the deaths were caused by bullet wounds 'to the head or chest', according to the findings published, as Iraq braces for fresh protests on Friday.

published on : 22nd October 2019

Iraq anti-government protest: Death toll rises to 34; over 1500 wounded

The fatalities included 31 protesters and three security officers, as clashes erupted between demonstrators and security forces,

published on : 4th October 2019