UK: Kurdish protesters block London streets in Kobane solidarity demo

Hundreds of pro-Kurdish protesters rallied in London, Sunday, to commemorate 'World Kobane Day'. Protesters chanted slogans condemning the aggression of Islamic State and the Turkish state against the Kurds. The demonstration was staged on the same day as critical Turkish elections, in which the ruling AKP regained its outright parliamentary majority. Ethnic and political tensions remain high in Turkey following a bomb that killed over 100 demonstrators at a pro-Kurdish HDP-organised peace rally in Ankara earlier this month.

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