Protests continue against the PYD administration’s decision regarding wheat pricing

Protests continue against the PYD administration’s decision regarding wheat pricing

May 30 2024

ARK News... Protests denouncing the PYD administration’s decision to price wheat continue in the cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan and other areas under its control, to include Qamishlo, Amouda, Derbasiya, Raqqa, and Deir Ez-Zor.

On Wednesday, 29/5/2024, the people of the city of Qamishlo city in Syrian Kurdistan went out in mass protests, denouncing the PYD administration’s decision regarding the price of wheat for the year 2024, raising banners that read (Continuation will continue until the decision is cancelled - No to starvation decisions - No to the destruction of agriculture... No To displace the farmer - his livelihood is a red line - no to politicians imposing an unfair price for wheat - no to starving and displacing people.

The people of the “peasants and farmers” of the city of Amuda in Syrian Kurdistan went out for three days in a row in a protest, demanding an adjustment to the price of wheat.

Protesters in the city of Amouda raised banners reading: “The nation only sleeps on its heads, do not trample them with your sandals - our livelihood is a red line - we watered our wheat with our blood and we do not sell it for free - the enemy kills us with bullets, and you kill us with your decisions.”

Peasants and farmers of Derbasiya city also went out for two consecutive days in mass protests, denouncing the PYD administration’s decision regarding the price of wheat for the year 2024.

The protesters raised signs reading, “The decision is an insult to the blood of the martyrs - the unjust decision must be reconsidered.”

On Monday, dozens of farmers in Raqqa city denounced, during an angry demonstration, the wheat price set by the “PYD administration.”

Farmers in the town of Al-Izba in the northern countryside of Deir Ez-Zour also participated, on Monday, in a massive demonstration, in which protesters denounced the PYD administration’s decision regarding wheat pricing for the year 2024.

Sources revealed that a portion of the trucks loaded with wheat returned during the past two days from the Jalabiya silos in the countryside of Kobani, Syrian Kurdistan, in protest against the wheat price set by the PYD administration.

On Sunday26/5/2024, the PYD administration set the price of a kilo of wheat at (31) cents, subject to the numerical grading system for the 2024 season, noting that in previous years the price of wheat was as follows: in 2023 it was 43 cents, and in 2022 it was 55. Cents, this is a major decline and has serious consequences for the residents of the region.


52