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Supporters of PKK-affiliated group disrupt PUK office in Shingal

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Supporters of a political group affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar (Shingal) on Friday caused an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to be closed in reaction to the recent shuttering of its own party offices in Sulaimani, a PUK official said.

Dawoud Jundi, the deputy head of the PUK office in Shingal told  that dozens of people on Friday gathered in front of their office in the town of Snune and expressed their concerns about the recent closure of offices of the Freedom Movement of Kurdistan Society (Tavgari Azadi) in the Kurdistan Region’s Sulaimani Province.

The demonstrators’ actions led to the temporary closure of the PUK office. The youths also removed the PUK party flag from the location for two hours.

According to Jundi, they were part of the Ezidkhan Youths organization, supported by the Ezidi Freedom and Democracy Party (PADE).

“After we informed PADE, their delegation arrived in the office and held a short meeting with our party officials in Snune. They officially apologized for the incident,” Jundi said.


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