Security forces break through demo in Sulaimaniya
4/19/2011 12:38 PM
SULAIMANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: The security forces, the anti-riot police and Peshmerga forces, have broken through a demonstration heading towards the city’s main court building, in north Iraq’s Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya city on Tuesday, eyewitnesses said.
“Large forces, representing the security, anti-mob and Peshmerga, have broken through a demonstration, heading towards the city’s main court, in order to prevent them launch a sit-in demonstration in front the court’s building,” the eyewitnesses told Aswat al-Iraq reporter in the city.
They added that the said forces had arrested a number of demonstrators, including some activists.
Clashes took place between the security forces and demonstrators in Saray Square in central Sulaimaniya early in the day, where the demonstrators had launched a sit-in demonstration since Feb.
Noteworthy is that the demonstrators had stepped up their protest activities against the government of Kurdistan Region, blocking a number of streets in Sulaimaniya city, whilst the security forces had managed to foil a demonstration close to Salah al-Din University in Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan Province on Monday.
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