Prolonged strikes by merchants garner support in other provinces

Reported by PMOI/MEK

April 29, 2018 — The merchants of Baneh, Kurdistan, continue the strike the started more than two weeks ago in protest to new regulations set by the regime that increases restrictions on imports and border gates. As the government has failed to respond to their demands, shop-owners and merchants continue to refuse to open for business. In tandem with closing their shops, a large group of merchants gathered in front of the governor’s office in protest and called for the governor resign.


Photo shows almost all stores are closed due to 3-week long strike.



On Saturday, the merchants of Saqqez joined the protests and closed their shops in solidarity with the merchants of other western cities and in protest to repressive the rules set by the regime.


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