The Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan (Abroad Organisation) reports (9 December 2020):
"These last days, people have taken to the streets in many cities and districts in Iraqi Kurdistan.
First, demonstrators took to the streets in Sulaymaniyah demanding their wages or salaries and betterment of their lives. The authorities used tear gas, shot demonstrators, and arrested some people.
Another series of demonstrations and protests began in Chamchamal, Saydsadq, Penjwen, Takya, Kalar, Halabjay, Taza, Kifir, Darbandikhan, Khurmal, Zarayan, Sharazur and Qasre. The security forces attached to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) fired live bullets on the protestors. As a result, four people have been killed so far and others are injured.
The names of those who shot dead are:
1. Hiwa Fuad (Takya)
2. Ako Sleman (Kifri)
3. Sarbast Othman (Darbandikhan)
4. Adam Yahya (Chamchamal)"