BREAKING: Iraqi Kurdistan teachers protest after not receiving pay since 2014

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November 1, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Erbil, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq is facing a widespread general teachers strike.

This is being triggered as a one month deadline to pay salaries that have been expected since 2014 passes.

Al-Sura News has reported that over 5,000 teachers are currently protesting with that number expected to increase as the day goes on.

The KRG, headed by long-time autocratic Masoud Barzani has siphoned billions of dollars in oil revenue for his family and cronies.

It remains to be seen if Federal Iraqi authorities will intervene.

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