As the COVID-19 cases face an increase in North-Iraq’s KRG, new lockdowns are imposed on its citizens. With the delays in payments of government officials and a profit gap for those that have businesses in different sectors, the economical pressure on the population increases day by day.
Yesterday night, people in both Ranya and Darbandikhan protested the lockdown. Several hundreds of people took to the streets.
Today, in the shopping centre of Sulaimaniah, few hundreds of shopkeepers protested against the lockdown, and demanded the KRG to open their store so they can make ends meet.
A crew of Speda TV channel got arrested for covering the protests.