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USA: Pro-Kurdish protesters demand an end to Turkish operation in Syria

2 14.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Protesters with Flag of Kurdistan in front of Turkish consulate, Los Angeles
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters chanting: "Erdogan fascist"
M/S Protesters chanting: "Turkey, Turkey, you can hide, we charge you with genocide. Trump, Trump, why, why, Kurdish people have to die?"
M/S Protester with banner reading: "Erdogan kills Kurdish children in Afrin"
M/S Protesters chanting: "ISIS made in Turkey "
M/S Protesters chanting: "Turkey out of NATO"
SOT, Protester: "We are here protesting the US policy made [in] the last minute by [US President Donald] Trump and also [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan incursion in Rojava, militarily. That [is] a fascistic dictator leadership, that is the government have been well-known to the others by their genocide and massacre and they are repeating it today for us, Armenian Kurds, locals, here in LA or back in Rojava, [it] is a nightmare repeated itself again."
M/S Protesters
SOT, Protester: "Turkey with their F-16 bombing [is] all the cities. I have several family members die, actually, [a] 12-year-old, his name was Muhammed, he died. And his sister, 8-year-old, she lost her leg. At night time they go into bunkers, during the day they go back to their home and during the night they go back to the bunker."
W/S Protesters with Kurdish flags *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Protester: "It's going to be a humanitarian disaster, just like when ISIS happened, with the Yazidi genocide. So, Trump needs to act now, and go back on his decision to withdraw those *inaudible* troops and stop with maniac Erdogan."
W/S Police in front of car with banner reading: "#No fly zone 4 Rojava"
M/S Car with banner reading: "#No fly zone 4 Rojava"
W/S Protesters in front of Turkish consulate
SCRIPT
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators gathered in front of the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles, on Sunday, as people urged the US President Donald Trump to bring the US troops back to north-east Syria, amid the ongoing Turkish offensive.
Protesters chanted slogans, such as: "Erdogan fascist" and "ISIS made in Turkey," accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide against the Kurdish population.
"I have several family members die, actually, [a] 12-year-old, his name was Muhammed, he died. And his sister, 8-year-old, she lost her leg. At night time they go into bunkers, during the day they go back to their home and during the night they go back to the bunker," said one of the protesters.
Thousands of protesters have come out on the streets in recent days since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', on October 9 to create a 'safe zone' cleared of US-backed Kurdish groups.