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Defend Rojava from Turkish invasion

London. 27th January 2019


     
 Kurds met at the BBC to protest at the threat of Turkish invasion of Rojava, the Kurdish Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria

  after Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops and in support of the Kurdish hunger strikers in Tirkish jails.

 Over 700 political prisoners are on hunger strike, demanding the release of release of Kurdish leader Abdullah

 Ocalan, the right to Kurdish language education and the use of Kurdish in Turkish courts.

 

 'The martyrs are immortal' states a banner showing eight who had gone to Syria to join the fight against ISIS
including film maker Mehmet Aksoy and Anna Campbell. Sehit namirin - martyrs never die.

 'Freedom for Ocalan - the time has come'

 

 'Stop Turkey! Defend Kurds #Riseup4rojava'

 
     
 

 

 Kurdish MP Leyla Güven was on the 81st day of hunger strike in a Turkish prison. She was arrested in January

 2018 for criticising the Turkish military operation in Afrin and began her hunger strike for the release of Öcalan

 7th November 2018. Released on 25th January before her trial she is continuing her hunger strike.

 

 

 Heavy rain comes down as the rally starts

 

 

 A message of solidarity from the Revolutionary Communist Group

 

 Mark Campbell of the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign

 
     
 

 

 

 An Irish supporter speaks

 People raise their hands in salute with victory signs as they stand in silence in memory of the martyrs

 The rain is still belting down as the march begins

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