Young engineers and technicians still protesting around Dhi Qar oil refinery


Shafaq News / Angry demonstrators continued on Wednesday to close the entrances of the Dhi Qar oil refinery, demanding jobs in the energy sector.

Shafaq News Agency correspondent cited eyewitnesses saying the graduated engineers and technicians prevented employees from entering the Dhi Qar oil refinery for the fourth day in a row.

Yesterday, a security source in Dhi Qar governorate stated that negotiations efforts with the protesters in front of the Dhi Qar oil refinery have failed.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that the governor of Dhi Qar, Abdul Ghani Al-Asadi tried to negotiate with the protesters to remove their sit-ins from Dhi Qar oil refinery but they refused to move until being hiring.

Demonstrators marched the streets of Dhi Qar today, protesting the lack of job opportunities for graduates.

Dhi Qar Governorate has witnessed widespread protests, and is home to more than two million people. Many of its residents have been protesting for years against mismanagement, lack of basic public services and job opportunities.

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