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France: Thousands rally in support of HDP's Selahattin Demirtas ahead of Turkish elections01:17

France: Thousands rally in support of HDP's Selahattin Demirtas ahead of Turkish elections

France, Paris
May 2, 2015 at 15:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Kurdish people gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris, Saturday, to show support for the co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas, before the June general election in Turkey.

Demirtas was met with cheers from the crowd when he arrived and throughout his speech. Many HDP flags and banners were on display in the French capital's famous square as thousands of Kurdish people gathered to see Demirtas.

The French far-left political parties have shown support for Selahattin Demirtas in his campaign before the June general election in Turkey where the HDP is aiming to enter parliament.

France: Thousands rally in support of HDP's Selahattin Demirtas ahead of Turkish elections01:17
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Thousands of Kurdish people gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris, Saturday, to show support for the co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas, before the June general election in Turkey.

Demirtas was met with cheers from the crowd when he arrived and throughout his speech. Many HDP flags and banners were on display in the French capital's famous square as thousands of Kurdish people gathered to see Demirtas.

The French far-left political parties have shown support for Selahattin Demirtas in his campaign before the June general election in Turkey where the HDP is aiming to enter parliament.

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