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Germany: Hundreds rally in support of Kurds amid Turkish offensive

0 14.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters by Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
M/S Protesters marching with Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flags and chanting "Erdogan, terrorist"
M/S Protesters marching with Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flags
M/S Protesters marching in front of US embassy building
W/S Protester waving Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flags by US embassy building
W/S Protesters carrying sign reading "Rise up 4 Rojava"
M/S Protesters waving flags and chanting slogans
M/S Protesters waving flags and chanting slogans
M/S Protester holding sign reading "No war on northern Syria"
C/U Protester holding sign reading "No war on northern Syria"
M/S Police confiscating banners
M/S Police officers
M/S Protesters holding signs
W/S Protesters waving large Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flag
M/S Protesters waving large Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flag
M/S Protester holding sign reading (German): "No eviction, no ethnic cleansing, we just want peace"
C/U Sign
W/S Protesters chanting slogans
M/S Protesters holding minute of silence
W/S Protesters waving large Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flag
M/S Protesters
W/S Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava flag; Berlin TV tower in background
M/S Police officer looking at protesters
W/S Police vans behind protesters
SCRIPT
Hundreds of protesters headed to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Monday, to show solidarity with Kurds against the ongoing Turkish military operation in north-eastern Syria.
Demonstrators were seen waving flags of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) for Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria with a high ethnic Kurdish population, while chanting "Erdogan, terrorist."
Signs reading "No eviction, no ethnic cleansing, we just want peace" and "No war on northern Syria" could also be seen.
Police forces were present during the rally.
Thousands of protesters have come out on the streets in recent days as part of global demonstrations held under the slogan 'Rise Up 4 Rojava'. The movement began after Turkey launched a military operation, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', on October 9 to create a 'safe zone' in Syria cleared of US-backed Kurdish groups.