Dozens of farmers in the city of Erbil, the center of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, destroyed their agricultural crops on Monday and threw them on the streets, in protest against the import of agricultural products from abroad and their poor living conditions.
Activists posted videos on social media showing farmers cutting off a street in Erbil, and throwing their crops there because of the difficulty of selling them at reasonable prices, in light of competition with imported crops.
In another development, hundreds of teachers and employees from the public sector demonstrated in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in protest at the government's delay in paying their salaries.
The protesters reached the office of the regional parliament, raising slogans accusing the government of corruption and plundering the country's wealth. Participants in the demonstration said they had not received salaries for six months.
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And Sulaymaniyah and some cities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq recently witnessed protests over the delay in salaries, and the government's decision to deduct part of it temporarily due to the financial crisis caused by the repercussions of the Corona pandemic and the decline in oil revenues.
And the Kurdistan Regional Government is delaying the payment of employee salaries due to differences with the federal government in Baghdad, where it is supposed to start this month with the payment of salaries last February, provided that the other months are spent later.