SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Protests broke out in Penjwen district east of Sulaimani province on Wednesday, with residents demanding a lowering of Kerosene prices as cold is about to batter the area.
Esta reporter near the protests said the residents of Penjwen have protested, demanding a lowering of Kerosene prices and increasing its amount which the government has begun its distribution recently.
The protesters called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to meet their needs since it decided to distribute seasonal Kerosene shares to the citizens.
According to the reporter, the protesters have blocked the international Iraq-Iran border crossing roads of Bashmax and Sayran Ban at the scene, marking the second day in a row, standing on the streets for their needs.
Kerosene is the most common type of heater in the Kurdistan Region. Back then, KRG promised to distribute it with a “convenient” mechanism to the citizens before arriving in the cold season.
In the late summer of this year, the price per barrel of kerosene reached 184$, adding another finical burden for the people since its price has skyrocketed.
People have called energy prices, particularly heater sources “costly” in the Region, demanding the KRG lower them.