Defend Afrin - Bring Anna Home
Oxford St, London. Sat 31 Mar 2018
Police talk with the protesters who are still waiting for people to
Plan C's banner 'Solidarity with Afrin - Defend Woman's Revolution!,
Dedfend Democratic Autonomy! Fight Fascism!'
A fox on the protest
A banner supports the women's army, the YPJ - in which Anna Campbell
was a volunteer fighter
The protest was led by people from the Day-Mer Turksh & Kurdish
Community Centre in North London
Protesters want the UK Government to put pressure on Turkey for a
ceasefire so that Anna Campbell's body can be
brought back to her family in Sussex.
The CIA captured Kurdish leader Ocalan for the Turks in 1999 and they
have held him in prison since
Ocalan's influence from inside his Turkish prison cell led Kurds in
Syria to set up an autonomous free democratic
society, Rojava, in Northern Syria, with equality for women and all
races and nationalities, a model of democratic organistion
now under threat from invasion by Turkey who have enlisted former
ISIS fighters to take on the Kurds. Afrin is one
of three provinces of Rojava. Turkey's Presidents Erdogan has stated
he wants to drive out all the Kurds from Afrin
and elsewhere in Syria. Police were busy filming the protest.
Protesters hold posters showing civilians killed by Turkish and Russian
bombing of civilian areas, including hospitals
A few protesters such as these from Pompey Antifa, wore face masks
'Working Class VEGAN' tattoo on the back of a man's neck
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