Together with local solidarity groups, hundreds of Kurds living in Greece joined rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki to protest the Turkish operation in Syria and the “ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in northern and eastern Syria.” They set posters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a Turkish flag on fire.
They marched from Athens University to the Turkish Embassy against the Operation Peace Spring.
Kurds living in #Athens shout slogans against turkish president #Erdogan as they march to the turkish embassy. Thousands #Kurds took to the streets to protest following #Turkey’s recent offensive against Kurdish people on northern #Syria#greece #rojava #riseup4rojava pic.twitter.com/C99HNX27rt
— Nikolas Georgiou (@mpodil) October 12, 2019
They chanted slogans against the Turkish occupation like “Stop the genocide”, “solidarity with Rojava”, “common struggle of the peoples.” they held banners and flags of the Kurdish People’s Defense Units in Syria, YPG, and some pictures of imprisoned leader of PKK, Abdullah Ocalan.
They set posters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on fire.
The protest was organized by Kurdish organizations in Greece as well as leftist organizations and solidarity groups.
An anti-Turkish protest was also held in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Protesters set a Turkish flag on fire.