On Sunday, Iraqis staged angry rallies in the capital and several southern cities. They turned violent in Baghdad's main protest camp of Tahrir Square.
Protests turned deadly in Baghdad after clashes between Iraqi protesters and security forces in central Baghdad as at least two demonstrators were killed overnight, security and medical sources said on Monday.
Iraq's prime minister demanded an immediate investigation into the deaths of two demonstrators which threaten to reignite an unprecedented protest movement against government graft and incompetence that erupted across Baghdad and southern Iraq in October.
Around 550 people were killed in the previous wave of rallies and another 30,000 wounded.
Security forces tried to contain the march and fired tear gas, police, medics and protesters said. Protesters threw stones and petrol bombs.
Iraq’s biggest anti-government protests for decades broke out last October and continued for several months with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis demanding jobs, services and the removal of the country’s ruling elite, which they say is corrupt.
The months-long protests caused the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who was replaced in May by incumbent Mustafa al-Kadhimi.