PRESERVING SOCIAL PEACE REQUIRES ‘UNIFIED STANCE’ IN KURDISTAN REGION: IRAQI PM KADHIMI




SULAIMANI — In response to protests by students across the Kurdistan Region, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Thursday (November 25) that maintaining social peace requires "a unified stance” from all sides and groups in the Region, particularly Sulaimani governorate.

On Wednesday, students from universities and institutes across the Kurdistan Region protested for the fourth day demanding the KRG resume issuing their monthly stipends. Dozens of students were hurt after security forces fired tear gas to break the protest at the University of Sulaimani and in Salim Street.

Other people in Sulaimani’s Sara Square and Piramagrun and Said Sadiq towns also joined the students on Wednesday afternoon. The Piramagrun Public Library was allegedly set on fire by protesters.

Al-Kadhimi said in a tweet that holding peaceful demonstrations are a constitutional right but attacking protesters and damaging public and private properties is unacceptable.

"The recent painful events in Sulimaniya requires a unified stance from all sides to preserve civil peace and prevent further escalation,” he added.

(NRT Digital Media)



AM:11:04:25/11/2021




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