Demonstrations throughout Iraq intensified on Saturday and Sunday, but protesters are finding themselves being pushed back by clouds of tear gas and a heavy security presence.
The PM's decision came after nine people were killed and dozens others injured as anti-government protests that erupted in the capital Baghdad spread to other city's in the country's south.
Two suicide bombers targeted a restaurant on the road between the northern towns of Tikrit and Baiji, killing three and injuring 34.
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