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Iraq Kurdistan jolted by more protests
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 01:45:08 GMT
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File photo of a protest in Sulaymanieh, Iraq's Kurdistan region
Tens of thousands of people have turned out for protests in a major city in the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan to demand the resignation of key figures governing the region.

Crowds of demonstrators took to the streets of the region's second largest city of Sulaymanieh on Monday, Reuters reported.

They issued a statement urging the removal of president, prime minister and the cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government as well as the dissolution of the ruling structure's parliament.

“Because of social injustice, the waste of the region's resources and the lack of law enforcement, we have decided to no longer accept living under a system of governance which is unjust and undemocratic,” the statement said.

Also on Monday, protests were held in the Kurdistan region's capital of Arbil for the first time.

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