Iraqi Kurds Riot After Government Suppresses Worker Strikes

Protesters in Iraqi Kurdistan took to the streets after workers striking to earn their normal wages were tear-gassed and shot at, and burnt down several government buildings and clashed with police. A 23-year-old was shot dead outside of the Kurdistan Democratic Party HQ in Chamchamal, west Sulaimania province. Protests also occurred in Kifri, a southern city in Sulaimania.

Many also raised into question why the Kurdistan Democratic Party abandoned its headquarters when pro-Iranian protesters burned it down in Baghdad, but shot Kurds trying to approach it in this round of protests.

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