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Germany: Pro-Kurdish protesters march through Berlin

Germany, Berlin
January 28, 2017 at 21:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Kurdish protesters and their supporters marched through the streets of Berlin on Saturday, denouncing Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s government and voicing their support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Around 100 people gathered outside the Kleistpark underground station, holding Kurdish flags and banners, demanding peace for Kurdistan. The protesters then made their way to Wittenberg Platz, chanting as they marched through the city. One of the speakers declared that the democracy will only be re-established in Turkey, through the recognition of Turkey-Kurdistan and condemned the “increasingly authoritarian political development” in the country.

Tempers flared when the protesters came across Erdogan supporters, but the situation did not escalate and the march carried on. Several activists also used the opportunity to call for the release of Abdullah Oecalan, one of the PKK’s founding members, who is serving a life sentence on the Imrali Island since 1999.

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Kurdish protesters and their supporters marched through the streets of Berlin on Saturday, denouncing Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s government and voicing their support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Around 100 people gathered outside the Kleistpark underground station, holding Kurdish flags and banners, demanding peace for Kurdistan. The protesters then made their way to Wittenberg Platz, chanting as they marched through the city. One of the speakers declared that the democracy will only be re-established in Turkey, through the recognition of Turkey-Kurdistan and condemned the “increasingly authoritarian political development” in the country.

Tempers flared when the protesters came across Erdogan supporters, but the situation did not escalate and the march carried on. Several activists also used the opportunity to call for the release of Abdullah Oecalan, one of the PKK’s founding members, who is serving a life sentence on the Imrali Island since 1999.

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