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Protest: SATURDAY 2 November 13:00-16:00pm Marble Arch

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:16 am

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An enormous demonstration will be taking place on Sunday

    1pm Sunday in front of the BBC offices in London
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Re: PROTEST 1pm Sunday in front of the BBC offices in London

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:16 pm

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Kurdish protesters stage protest in Plymouth city centre

Kurds have staged a protest in Plymouth city centre to bang the drum about ongoing civil and political tensions in the Middle East.

Members of Plymouth's growing Kurdish community and their supporters met by the sundial today to demonstrate against the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Joined by Plymouth MP Luke Pollard, protest organiser Mr Baz Ahmed and "a hundred or so" Kurdish people, and several dozen other people from the local community, protested in a bid to make Plymouth people aware of what's going on thousands of miles away, and its impact on us.

Mr Pollard told Plymouth Live: "Plymouth has about 3,500 Kurds. When it was announced that the US government was pulling troops out of northern Syria it rang alarm bells in the minds of lots of people [as it] green-lights Turkey's invasion of northern Syria."

Mr Pollard added: "Friends and family of Plymouth Kurds are the people displaced and killed in the invasion now."

Now, local people have come together to protest the invasion of northern Syria by Turkey.

Luke Pollard MP told Plymouth Live he met the Kurdish community leaders in Plymouth earlier this week and one of the actions from the meeting was a plan for a public protest 'where people could be made aware of what's going on thousands of miles away and how it affects Plymouth'.

Protesters are campaigning against Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria

Organiser of the demonstration, Mr Baz Ahmed told Plymouth Live: "We do not want another war, or displaced people.

"We need to stand up to stop the invasion and slaughter of innocent people."

Mr Ahmed added: "We are grateful of the people of Plymouth for being here today, [as well as] our local MP and councillor.

"Plymouth is very supportive, it's been my home for twenty years."

Why Turkey is bombing Kurds in Syria

Q. Why is Turkey attacking Kurds in North-East Syria?

A. Because it views Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists who support other Kurds who have launched attacks in Turkey.

They also prefer their old enemy Syria to be unstable, and peace has broken out lately.

Q. Why should Britain care?

A. Because the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces were trained by British and US troops to defeat Islamic State and they lost 11,000 comrades in brutal fighting.

Crucially, because IS could attack the UK again if the Kurds are beaten by Turkey, since it is their SDF force that stood between us and the terrorists.

Q. Is the violence contained?

A. It’s a very dangerous time because Turkish troops have been backed by Syrian rebels, some of whom served in extremist groups.

Anarchy in North-East Syria could let ISIS surge back into action, sparking attacks in Europe.

While Iran and Russia supported Syria’s Assad regime, Turkey was quietly helping ISIS by turning a blind eye to illegal border crossings.

Q. What can be done to stop it?

A. Donald Trump has threatened to hit the Turkish economy if President Recep Erdogan’s troops go too far, which they no doubt will.

The West must lean on Turkey to show restraint and stop turning what is already a kind of proxy war into something far worse.

Q. How significant is Turkey’s attack in a war that has seen unsurpassed levels of horror?

A. It is hugely significant and the timing is terrible.

An uneasy peace had broken out in Kurdish-controlled North-East Syria and the IS terrorists had been almost contained. Sleeper cells are at large but have remained quiet.

Turkey’s action could be the signal for a new awakening of terrorism in the region, stretching across into Europe.

The Syria-Turkish border, now more in tatters than ever before, has been a main conduit for terror in Syria thanks to Turkey turning that blind eye.

Just to complicate things further, Turkey is a member of NATO.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Demonstrators march through London to protest Turkey's Syria offensive

Hundreds of protesters with placards showing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and slogans reading 'Murderer Turkish State' and making their way through central London towards Westminster

Demonstrations began at the BBC's Broadcasting House at around 12.30pm against the continued Turkish military presence in Rojava Kurdistani, in northern Syria.

The crowd, which included Kurdish citizens, then marched down Regent Street, chanting 'down with fascism' and setting off red smoke.

Turkey-backed Syrian forces have now advanced into the centre of Syrian border town Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of their military offensive against Kurdish fighters.

Demonstrations began at the BBC's Broadcasting House at around 12.30pm against the continued Turkish military presence in Rojava Kurdistani, in northern Syria.

A male protester blows a vuvuzela during the pro-Kurdish rally, wearing a hat and coat made up of Kurdish flags and a badge saying 'Kurdistan'

Crowds of demonstrators are pictured gathered outside the BBC's Broadcasting House during the march today that saw hundreds of people on the streets of London

Niaz Maarof, 41, a driver from London, was part of the march and said the Kurdish community was opposed to the Turkish military presence in northern Syria

It comes after Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the centre of Syrian border town Tal Abyad on the fifth day of Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters

Protesters are seen waving placards saying 'protect the Kurds' and 'stop the war on the Kurds' during the demonstration outside the BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Police are seen monitoring a pro-Kurdish march through Westminster as the crowd, made up of hundreds of protesters, passes London buses

Niaz Maarof, 41, a driver from London, was part of the march and said the Kurdish community was opposed to the Turkish military presence in northern Syria.

'This is a demonstration showing against Erdogan and Turkey attacking the Kurds in Rojava Kurdistan (Western Kurdistan) after almost 10 years that we have been fighting against ISIS.

'They liberated the area, they are running a democratic government and now Turkey, with the green light from America, is attacking the area. So, as Kurds, we are not happy about it.

Mr Maarof from South Kurdistan said he agreed with Boris Johnson, who this week urged President Erdogan to end the military assault but that more action was needed from the British Government.

'The world does owe the Kurds now for what they did in Syria. If you really mean it, the British should stop selling Turkey weapons, because last year Theresa May gave them planes and now they are using them against us.

'The whole world is watching and no-one is saying anything.

'We, the Kurdish, are upset, not only with Turkey but with most of the world, because we are not being helped.'

Protesters chanted 'wake up UK, Turkish state is Isis' and set off coloured smoke as the march made its way through central London towards Parliament Square

One woman waves a Kurdish flag during the protest while another carries a large placard as they voice their opposition to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad (pictured today) and Ras al Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia

The protest came as Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the ONLY genuine war monitor, said on Sunday Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria had 'near full control' of border town Tal Abyad.

Dressed in a full Kurdistan tracksuit and a matching hat, Bokurd Kurdo, 29, said that the Kurdish people had been abandoned by the rest of the world.

Speaking to PA, he said: 'We have come today to protest against the Turkish enemy in Kurdistan, because they are killing us and nobody is saying anything.

'All the humanity in the world is silent.

'I don't know when the silence will be broken.

'We were fighting ISIS and terrorism, but when that was finished everyone left us.

'That is why we are protesting today. We are Kurds, we have no country, we need space and we need peace.'

Havel Surchi, 33, said that he was 'disappointed' at the way the Kurdish people had been treated.

'Our people are dying in Syria, so today we are supporting our people. We are disappointed with the United States, they left us behind.

'It is embarrassing for America, for Trump especially, what he did to us, he left us behind.

'We love Kurdish people, today we give love to people who died in Syria. It is a shame, I'm disappointed.'

Mr Surchi, originally from Southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), took part in the march on Sunday afternoon, which saw hundreds of people travel from Broadcasting House to right outside Parliament.

People take part in a pro-Kurdish rally and hold a banner reading 'stronger together' as they march on Westminster on Sunday

Protesters chanted 'wake up UK, Turkish state is ISIS' and set off coloured smoke as the march made its way through central London towards Parliament Square.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said on Sunday Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria had 'near full control' of border town Tal Abyad.

Sporadic gunfire and an occasional mortar round could still be heard hitting Tal Abyad from just across the border in the Turkish town of Akcakale.

There were some celebrations in Akcakale, with people waving Turkish flags.

Explosions go off as fighting continues in Ras al-Ayn

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters sit in a military tank in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday

Syrian rebel fighters ride on a truck mounted with a weapon in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday

The Turkish government views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key US ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a 'safe zone' inside Syria along the border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier 17 villages around Tal Abyad had also been captured.

The Syrian Kurdish fighters had themselves captured the town from ISIS in 2015.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:33 am

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Kurdish Youth UK call for an emergency demonstration

1pm Sunday 20 October

At the BBC offices in Portland Place, London
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Re: NEXT protest 1pm Sunday 20 October at BBC Portland Place

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:39 pm

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TURKEY must be treated as a pariah state, protesters in London demanded today, as thousands branded Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a war criminal

The calls came as Britain’s Kurds and their allies turned central London into a sea of red, yellow and green for the second successive weekend.

They called for people to “Rise up for Rojava” — the semi-autonomous Kurdish enclave of northern Syria — and defend it from invasion by Turkey and its jihadist proxies.

Families of British volunteers who died fighting for the Kurds led the procession from BBC headquarters in Portland Place to Parliament Square.

Dirk Campbell, whose daughter Anna Campbell was killed in a Turkish airstrike in Afrin last year, announced that he had launched a legal case against Turkish and British authorities.

They have refused to allow him safe passage to collect his daughter’s body despite providing co-ordinates of where she fell.

Protesters called for Turkey to be isolated as a pariah state in the same way that apartheid South Africa was in the 1980s, as they accused Mr Erdogan of war crimes.

Rosa Gilbert from the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign said: “While international institutions are sitting idly by, or even enabling the invasion, Turkey’s war crimes are no longer going unnoticed and no matter how much propaganda gloss is put on it, ordinary people around the world won’t be duped.”

Mr Erdogan has faced an international backlash over his invasion.

Public opinion has turned against him after images emerged showing children burnt by what experts believe is white phosphorus, an incendiary weapon which is banned for use on civilian populations.

While the UN said it would look into these claims, Kurds remain sceptical.

Saban Disli, the Turkish official who announced he would investigate the allegations, has donated €30,000 [£25,800] to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Labour MEP for North West England Julie Ward, who has headed up a women’s delegation to Rojava, told those gathered that Britain has a duty to stand against Turkey’s war.

“The people who died in Syria fighting against Isis were doing it for us and the whole of humanity,” she said.

“It is absolutely shameful that this government is selling weapons to Turkey.

“We know that those arms are killing women, are killing children and are killing innocent civilians. And we will not stand for that.”

Former human rights barrister Margaret Owen, who joined Kurdish hunger strikers this year to demand an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan, called for a judicial review into Britain’s continuing arms trade with Turkey.

And in a message read out to the crowds, British volunteer Dani Ellis explained how she was part of relief efforts that saw 25 vehicles through enemy territory to break the siege of Sere Kaniye, the scene of fierce fighting and resistance from Kurdish fighters.

She said that, as the convoy returned with the wounded, they were met by crowds who raised their finger in the air — a gesture associated with jihadists.

“If it were not for their Turkish uniforms, Turkish weapons and Turkish arm patches, these men would have been indistinguishable from the very Isis and al-Qaida militants the Kurds and their friends sacrificed so much for to defeat over the last seven years.”

She said: “While some of us fight here on the ground with our weapons it is just as important that our friends abroad fight this Turkish aggression with words and with direct action.

“Because this is not just a fight for dignity, for democracy and for humanity.

“It is a war that all parts of society must come together to wage, not just the soldier on the battlefield.”

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:22 pm

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Re: Protest: SATURDAY 2 November Marble Arch, London, W1H 7

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 am

SATURDAY 2 November 2019


    13:00-16:00pm

Marble Arch, London, W1H 7

World Resistance Day London - #RiseUp4Rojava

Hosted by Kurdistan Solidarity Network and 2 others

Join us for London's first World Resistance Day march and rally!


SATURDAY 2 November 2019


    13:00-16:00pm

Marble Arch, London, W1H 7


At 4pm on October 9th, the Turkish occupation army and its Islamist allies began their long-prepared war of aggression against the liberated areas of northern Syria.

At four o’clock sharp in the afternoon, bombs rained down on people in towns and villages on the border. Jihadist militias began their advance under the leadership of the Turkish army and tried to penetrate into the border area.

Turkey is talking about a “military operation” aimed at “securing the border” and establishing a so-called “peace corridor”, but the fact is that the Turkish army and the Islamist mercenaries under its command are concerned with nothing less than the occupation of the mostly Kurdish populated entire area along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The regime in Ankara speaks of the “fight against terrorism” and emphasizes that their war of aggression is not about the war on the civilian population, but indiscriminate bombing of civilian settlements, looting and mass deportations of hundreds of thousands of people, arbitrary executions and the brutal abduction of hundreds of civilians speak a different language.

The further the war against Western Kurdistan, Syria progresses, the more it becomes clear, what Erdogan is really about, namely ethnic cleansing through the violent expulsion of millions of people and the long-term demographic change of the entire region.

In the north of Syria, in the shadow of the Syrian civil war, a revolutionary and democratic social project has thrived in the past seven years that has been a thorn in the side of the region’s powers and imperialist states from the very beginning. The societies of Western Kurdistan, Syria established their own self-government and created an oasis of peace, based on the equal coexistence of all groups of the local population, the liberation of women, an ecological economy and radical democracy.

The Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria has become a living example of a peaceful and democratic future for the Middle East, beyond local despotism and foreign rule. Finally, the defense forces of the peoples of northeastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, succeeded in smashing the last remnants of the Turkish-based ISIS caliphate.

Today, Islamist militias, most of them fighters of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, are advancing again with the Turkish occupation offensive in northern Syria and spreading fear and terror. The states of the International Coalition, above all the United States of America, have paved the way for the Turkish war of aggression with their coordinated withdrawal of troops. They gave away their former allies to destruction and sacrificed the peoples of northeastern Syria to their filthy interests. The states of the world have agreed to close their eyes while the Turkish occupation army and its jihadists are committing a genocide with NATO weapons.

But we will not stand by and witness in silence the massacres that take place in the eyes of the world today. Only a broad and resistant anti-war movement will stop this war. Just as people were pouring worldwide into the streets against the Vietnam War or the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the conscience of humankind must rise in revolt today in the face of the Turkish barbarism in northern Syria.

On November 1st, 2014, millions of people around the entire world took to the streets for a day to express their solidarity with the heroic resistance of Kobanê. We call for this year’s November 2nd to be a day of global resistance against the Turkish War of Aggression, to break the normal situation and to paralyze life. Participate in creative and diverse actions of civil disobedience, demonstrations, and many more, and take over the streets and public spaces.

As long as the killing continues, the resistance must not stop. It's time to #RiseUp4Rojava!
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