Shafaq News / Al-Jazeera television reported on Thursday the start of demonstrations for the third day in a row in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad.
"Dozens of demonstrators are gathering around Tahrir Square in central Baghdad despite the federal government's announcement of a curfew," the TV channel said.
The channel pointed to heavy gunfire by police in an attempt to disperse dozens of demonstrators around Tahrir Square in the center of the Iraqi capital.
Iraqi Prime Minister , Adel Abdul Mahdi announced a curfew in Baghdad from 5 a.m. Thursday until further notice.
Thousands of people took to the streets in central Baghdad on Tuesday in protests demanding services, improving living conditions, providing jobs for the unemployed, eradicating widespread unemployment and financial and administrative corruption in state departments and institutions.