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UK: Kurdish community march against Turkish incursion into Syria

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M/S Protesters holding flares with green smoke and shouting 'Turkish state is terrorist', London
W/S Crowd of protesters near Trafalgar Square
M/S Protesters walk past Marble Arch
W/S Protesters gather
M/S Protester saying through loudspeaker: 'The people of the world are with the revolution of Rojava and with the revolution of the Kurdish freedom movement'
M/S Kurdish man with flag in background
M/S Sign reading: 'Stop arming Erdogan'
M/S Protesters with purple smoke flying
M/S Kurdish protester in purple smoke
M/S Protesters standing in Oxford street
M/S Kurdish protesters marching while holding sign of Kurdish martyrs
SOT, protester: "They used chemical weapons, they used white phosphorus and killed our children"
M/S Protesters with sign reading: 'Women defend Rojava'
M/S Protesters marching
M/S YPG flag flying in wind
M/S Crowd of protesters march down Oxford Street
M/S Protester saying through loudspeaker: "Erdogan and his regime have promised genocide and that is what they are doing"
W/S Protesters near Trafalgar Square
M/S Protesters holding banner
M/S Police watching protesters
M/S Protesters holding flags
SOT, protester: "We need people across the political spectrum, across nationalities, beyond all borders, to rise up now to say no to this war, because it's an attack on democracy everywhere."
M/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protesters marching with banners and signs
W/S Protesters near Marble Arch
W/S Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square with the Kurdish flags flying in front
SCRIPT
London's Kurdish community marched through central London on Saturday, to protest the Turkish military operation in northern Syria.
Protesters were seen waving with Kurdish flags, chanting slogans against the Turkish state and holding a sign reading "Stop arming Erdogan".
"We need people across the political spectrum, across nationalities, beyond all borders, to rise up now to say no to this war because it's an attack on democracy everywhere" one of the protesters said.
Protests took place in several European cities under the slogan "World Resistance Day" to show solidarity with the Kurdish movement and denounce Turkey's actions.
Ankara's military offensive, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', began on October 9 with the stated aim of creating a 'safe zone' in north-eastern Syria by removing Kurdish forces, which Turkey regards as terrorists.
Turkey agreed to pause the assault and has now struck a deal with Russia over the conditions for the safe zone. Both sides will carry out joint border patrols while the Russian military will help facilitate the removal of Kurdish militia from the area.