Protests in Kurdistan turn violent

Party offices have been burned and at least two energy sector installations fear reprisals as protests over services and salaries descend into deadly violence.
Protests in Kurdistan turn violent
Protestors burn property from the Turkomen Front party's office in Kifri on Dec. 19, 2017, hours before a curfew is announced. (ARAZ MOHAMMED/Iraq Oil Report)

ERBIL/KIFRI - At least four people have been killed, dozens injured and numerous political party offices burned across Iraqi Kurdistan as protestors railed for a second day over a lack of public services and payment delays, including cuts to Peshmerga salaries.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Peshmerga leaders have urged protestors to refrain from violence, a day after intense clashes with guards outside a power plant in Chemchemal.

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