Hundreds of protesters gathered to establish a presence in front of Sulaymaniah’s main courthouse where the chanted, “Down with thieves,” in reference to the politicians within the KRG. One banner read, “The solidarity day for Erbil and Duhok,” in reference to the various gatherings of school and hospital based government employees who refuse to work until the salary cuts have been halted by the KRG. An organizer for health workers strikes and protests, Abdullah Mohammed has said, “We will no longer accept the salary saving system,” in response to being questioned on whether or not their group intends to end the strike if KRG reduces the amount of cuts to their salaries. All but one of the hospitals in Sulaymaniah have shut down and none remain open in Halabja presently.
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