Iraqi Kurdish security forces stand guard during a protest in Sulaimaniyah, in the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq, on December 19, 2017. AFP / SHWAN MOHAMMED
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Leading Kurdish opposition movement Gorran has withdrawn its ministers from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and its member Yousif Mohamed has resigned as parliament speaker, party sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Some protesters have demanded the regional government's ousting.Protesters also attacked several offices of the main political parties in Sulaimaniya province on Monday and Tuesday.There were no major protests in the city on Wednesday.UNAMI also called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to respect media freedoms after Kurdish Asayish security forces on Tuesday raided the offices of Kurdish private broadcast NRT in Sulaimaniya, and took the channel off the air.
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