The economic crisis spark protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

First Published: 2015-10-09

Killing a man and wounding five other people in the city of Qaladiza against the backdrop of worsening of the protests in the street because of the absence of wages.

Erbil (Iraq) - Two officials said the man was killed in northern Iraq Friday in the worst unrest taking place in the region since 2011.

Five people were wounded in the city of Qaladiza in the wake of a week of unrest and demonstrations that threaten the stability of the Kurdistan region at a time when the organization is fighting an Islamic state.

And exacerbated an economic crisis because of the protests have left the provincial government unable to pay staff wages.

The two officials said Friday that the demonstration turned violent when protesters headed towards the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Qaladiza.

He said Hausar and Shyar Mohammed Amin member of the board for the province of Sulaymaniyah former opposition party Goran, "came the shooting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party." "The continuous protest and goes in a dangerous direction."

But Hamid Qldsa member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party branch in the city denied that they had opened fire on protesters who were throwing stones and added that they are not responsible for the death of the man.

Protesters threw stones and clashed with riot police in the second largest city in Iraqi Kurdistan region in the most expression of discontent since the region's economic crisis hit.

The hostel teachers, hospital workers and other staff in the public sector to the streets and went on strike a week ago, demanding their salaries from the Government of the Kurdistan region, which was delayed three months paid.

The protests focused Thursday on a five-star hotel in the city of Sulaymaniyah, where the leaders of political parties together to find a way out of the impasse over the presidency exacerbated by the economic crisis center.

The term of President Massoud Barzani, have passed in the August 20 / August but the rival factions have yet to agree on the terms of the extension of the mandate and many of the Kurds accuse their leaders to exploit the problems or fictitious to gain influence.

Said Ari Ahmed -oho director of a secondary school in Sulaimanah- "instead of resolving the crisis, they Esidunha intensity. And ordinary citizens the only ones affected in this political game."

And the economic crisis began in Kurdistan in early 2014 when Baghdad has reduced the money that converts it to the province and exacerbated the conflict with the Islamic state and the decline in oil prices that pushed the region to the brink of bankruptcy.