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22 Feb 2020 | 05:09 AM UTC

Iraq: Protest scheduled in Sulaymaniyah city (northeast) February 22

Protest planned in Sulaymaniyah city (northeast) on February 22; transportation disruptions expected



New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid has called for a demonstration in Sulaymaniyah city on Saturday, February 22, to demand improvements to public services. Participants are set to gather in Azadi Park from 15:00 to 16:00 (local time). Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests.


Individuals in Sulaymaniyah City are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.