The protesters gathered at the beginning of the official morning work. They raised banners and slogans calling on the government to appoint them like graduates in other governorates of the region. In a press conference organized by the demonstrators, a spokesman for the protesters indicated that the regional government discriminates between graduates in the matter of appointment. This accusation came as a result of the leak of a document showing that the government appointed some graduates in the cities of Zakho and Dohuk. The demonstrators considered this procedure unfair and discriminated against graduates in other governorates, specifically graduates of Sulaymaniyah governorate, as they have been working as volunteers for more than five years. Furthermore, half of Sulaymaniyah's hospitals depend on medical staff from volunteers, and the government should observe justice between cities and the appointment process.
Therefore, the demonstrators appealed to the government and the Ministry of Health to consider the issue of graduates in the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, and they also demanded opportunities for their official and fair appointment. In addition, the demonstrators indicated that they would continue the sit-in and strike until their demands for permanent appointments were fulfilled, as in other cities. He also warned the demonstrators of the negative repercussions of this sit-in on the health sector if this strike continues, as the health system will be directly affected, and the health sector will be affected by the fundamental imbalance. Governmental hospitals will not be able to continue providing health services to citizens as they rely heavily on the health cadre of volunteers who are graduates of medical departments.
The sit-in continued for two days as graduates of colleges, institutes, and medical departments continued their sit-in and strike. These demonstrations did not receive any reactions from government agencies, as no government official attended, and no official statement was received from the government in this regard. As for the media, the event was covered by many local and satellite TV channels. The demonstrations were also covered by social media and by many news agencies (such as Anadolu Agency, Khandan, Shar, Kobas, Esta, Khalk, and Aweneh). Honestly, the demonstration was peaceful, but what is remarkable is that no presence of security forces was observed at the sit-in site, although it lasted for two consecutive days.