Editing date: 10/17/2020 19:34
The Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government condemned, on Saturday, the burning and disrespect of the Kurdistan flag strongly, as it is a supreme symbol of the Kurdish nation’s struggle and a symbol of peace, reconstruction and coexistence.
Dozens of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces stormed the headquarters of the fifth branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, located in the Karrada neighborhood in central Baghdad, and set fire to the headquarters and the Kurdish flag, in protest against the statements of the party leader Hoshyar Zebari.
A statement by the ministry stated, “The attack on the headquarters of any party or party and then underestimating the flag of Kurdistan is a clear message, which requires speeding up the abandonment of partisan conflicts and political tensions and that all parties and political parties in the Kurdish arena have a unified word and one position in order to protect sanctities and confront Current and future risks
The statement called on the federal Iraqi government and democratic forces to conduct serious investigations in this regard and to prevent such violations that would cause risks threatening the platforms for coexistence between the components and the protection of democratic values and societal peace in Iraq.
The statement indicated that “aggression and disregard for the holy Kurdish flag is not acceptable in any way, stressing that the perpetrators should be brought to justice as soon as possible.”
The statement expressed the deep concern of the Peshmerga Ministry, declaring that “the Peshmerga is at all times a protector of the holy land and flag of Kurdistan just as it protects the pupils.
Baghdad also witnessed a gathering of supporters of the crowd in the two-story square, near the headquarters of Iraqi President Barham Salih. In Kirkuk, fighters and leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces protested.
These protest rallies came in response to repeated calls from accounts on social media platforms affiliated with factions in the crowd close to Iran, including “Rubu’allah” and “Sabreen News”.
Zebari had called on the Iraqi government, during a TV interview, recently, to clean up the Green Zone from “militia militia” factions.