Search

Demonstrations by Kurdish Community Groups in protest of Turkey’s offensive in Afrin


Ankara’s military against Syrians in Afrin has roused strong anger among the pro Kurdish community groups in Europe. They held protests in London and Manchester. It caused closure of King’s Cross and Manchester Piccadilly train stations on Sunday.

More UK demonstrations are expected with the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign group calling for protests in London and Cardiff later today, and in Bristol on Wednesday.

Travel disruption was specially stressful for those trying to get to the city’s airport.

Delays and cancellation of trains brought tears and stress for many families who were stranded.

Protestors were waving yellow banners saying Stop Turkey from helping Isis Terrorists in the support of Kurdish People’s Protection Units. Social media was used to send the images across the world.

The crowd of protestors carrying signs of “Hands off Afrin, outside the stations forced the authorities to divert evening trains. British transport Police informed that no arrests were made.

An estimated 200 pro-Kurdish demonstrators clashed with police and pro-Turkish supporters at Dusseldorf’s airport on Sunday and police reportedly used pepper spray on the crowd as “a number” of people were injured.

About 200 protestors gathered at Dusseldorf’s airport for demonstration. They were met by pro- Turkish supporters. Some clashes wih police are reported. Kurds are considering Turkey’s action as an attempt of ethnic cleansing and converting Afrin into Vietnam. It is protest against fascist forces.

Turkish President Erdogan accusses YPG of helping Kurdistan “Workers’s Party Nato” He considers this Party to be a terrorist group. The Turkish army claims that it has neutralized 3347 YPG fighters since it started operation Olive Branch in January.

"Turkey is the second-largest army in NATO and its forces have committed numerous war crimes since crossing the border into Afrin."

The marches being organized world over by the Friends of Kurdistan in support of their demand for international intervention.This are no secret that Turkey is second largest army in NATO forces. Number of human rights violations crimes reportedly have ben committed by the Turkish Army in Afrin.


Write to Us:

Advisory Committee: Yves Berthelot (France),  PV Rajagopal (India), Vandana Shiva (India), Oliver de Schutter (Belgium), Mazide N’Diaye (Senegal), Gabriela Monteiro (Brazil), Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia), Anne Pearson (Canada), Liz Theoharis (USA), Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand), Jagat Basnet (Nepal), Miloon Kothari (India),  Irene Santiago (Philippines), Arsen Kharatyan (Armenia), Margrit Hugentobler (Switzerland), Jill Carr-Harris (Canada/India), Reva Joshee (Canada), Sonia Deotto (Mexico/Italy),Benjamin Joyeux (Geneva/France), Aneesh Thillenkery, Ramesh Sharma, Ran Singh (India)