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UK: Thousands march in London to condemn 'Turkish state war' on Kurds02:52

UK: Thousands march in London to condemn 'Turkish state war' on Kurds

United Kingdom, London
March 6, 2016 at 21:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand pro-Kurdish supporters took to the streets of central London on Sunday, to denounce the 'Turkish state war' on the Kurdish people.

Protesters lit flares and rallied through the city centre, waving banners reading 'Terrorist Turkish State’ and 'Stop war on Kurds.' The demonstration, which was led by the Kurdish community in London also attracted numerous activist groups who support the cause.

Following the march, a large group gathered in Trafalgar Square and listened to various organisers of the rally give speeches. A former British volunteer who fought for the People's Protection Unit (YPG) Michael Enright announced that "all of the food that Daesh eat is from Turkey. All of their supplies come from Turkey." He went on to add that "Turkey is not the friend of the West" because "they are there to support ISIS."

Turkish security forces have undertaken a large-scale military operation in the predominately Kurdish south-east of the country. Beginning on December 14, it has involved the imposition of curfews on Kurdish cities, as well as aerial bombing, and mass detentions in areas of unrest.

UK: Thousands march in London to condemn 'Turkish state war' on Kurds02:52
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Several thousand pro-Kurdish supporters took to the streets of central London on Sunday, to denounce the 'Turkish state war' on the Kurdish people.

Protesters lit flares and rallied through the city centre, waving banners reading 'Terrorist Turkish State’ and 'Stop war on Kurds.' The demonstration, which was led by the Kurdish community in London also attracted numerous activist groups who support the cause.

Following the march, a large group gathered in Trafalgar Square and listened to various organisers of the rally give speeches. A former British volunteer who fought for the People's Protection Unit (YPG) Michael Enright announced that "all of the food that Daesh eat is from Turkey. All of their supplies come from Turkey." He went on to add that "Turkey is not the friend of the West" because "they are there to support ISIS."

Turkish security forces have undertaken a large-scale military operation in the predominately Kurdish south-east of the country. Beginning on December 14, it has involved the imposition of curfews on Kurdish cities, as well as aerial bombing, and mass detentions in areas of unrest.

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