For two months, protestors have taken to the streets of Sulaimaniyah.
Many people have been killed, almost 100 injured in clashes with
security forces. Authorities slapped a ban on demonstrations on Tuesday,
but it has done little to quell a rising tide of anger. The protesters
are calling for an end to corruption and demanding the resignation of
the regional government.
The Kurdish president has offered a plan for reforms. But in an unprecedented move on Wednesday, the prime minister offered to resign.
Inside Story, with presenter Laura Kyle, discusses with guests: Makki Nazzal, a political analyst; Noreldin Waisy, a journalist in Irbil and Nasik Kadir, a Sulaimaniyah protest leader.
This episode of Inside Story aired on Wednesday, April 19, 2011.