Teachers stay out on strike across Sulaimaniya

Large street protests by unpaid teachers and civil servants continue after demonstrations earlier in October led to violence.
Teachers stay out on strike across Sulaimaniya
Teachers protest for unpaid salaries in front of Kalar’s education directorate for the 18th day in a row, Oct. 20, 2015. (AREZ MOHAMMED/Iraq Oil Report)

SULAIMANIYA - Teachers and other civil servants continue to protest in Sulaimaniya and Halabja provinces over months of back pay, though street tension has calmed since violent protests clashes between protestors and security forces turned deadly on Oct. 9, killing six people.

On Monday, several thousand teachers demonstrated outside Sulaimaniya’s education directorate on the city’s main thoroughfare on Salim Street, and joined by others who also claimed to be due salaries.

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