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(en) Defend Afrin: Afrin is Everywhere - Resistance is Everywhere!
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:58:39 +0200
The cops expected between 200 and 300 people at yesterdays demonstration against the
Turkish military aggression in Afrin (Rojava), but 1000 people joined the demonstration in
Wuppertal, Germany. Among the 4 arrested people on a solidarity with Afrin demo in
Hannover, Germany today were 2 minors. On Saturday there will be similar demo in Cologne.
According to German mainstream media reports, organizers expect 20.000 people. Anarchists
are calling for an anti-authoritarian block on Saturdays demonstration in Cologne.
Anarchists in Afrin, Rojava need financial support for food. They started a fundraiser
(link in the aricle). ---- Activists chanted "Erdogan terrorist!" during yesterdays
demonstration in Wuppertal. Again and again cops filmed protesters with YPG and YPJ flags
but did not arrest people who were waving the flags which are banned in Germany. The
reason the cops filmed people with the banned flags during the demo could be to gather
evidence to arrest people later. The cops were very nervous because they didn't expect the
high number of protesters and this was probably the reason the cops didn't dare to arrest
people with YPG and YPJ flags during the demo.
In Hannover things were different today. Riot cops detained 4 people during a
demonstration in the German city. The demonstration was organized in solidarity with Afrin
and here the cops detained 2 minors, at least one of them (13 years old) was detained
because he had a Kurdish flag (Video in Tweet below).
In Hannover there was also a demo of Turkish nationalists and fascists to "celebrate" the
Turkish military aggression in Rojava. Erdogan's propaganda machine is claiming that the
Turkish army is fighting ISIS (Daesh) in Syria but in reality Turkey is reanimating the
terrorist militia. The Turkish military aggression came after ISIS lost most of the
territories in Irak and Syria which were under their control. The YPG and YPJ were two of
the main militias that fought against ISIS. During the ongoing Turkish attacks, Turkey is
collaborating with jihadists again (Link in tweet below).
The Turkish army is using German tanks for their military aggression against people in
Afrin (Rojava) and the German government is discussing a new major arms deal with the
Turkish government at the moment. Merkel's government also expressed that although the
government is "worried", they "understand" the Turkish military operation. Merkel's
government is once again spreading Erdogan's propaganda. A spokesperson of the German
foreign ministery told reporters today that Tukey has a legitimate "security interest" and
claims that Turkey was attacked again and again from ISIS militias who operate in northern
Syria. A cheap and blunt lie, there are no ISIS militias in Afrin. The Turkish army is
fighting the YPG and YPJ militias that defeated ISIS in Rojava and other regions in Syria
and these facts are also known by the German government.
It's not really surprising. German is cooperating with Turkish state security services for
years now. Many Kurdish and Turkish activists are imprisoned in Germany. Many Kurdish
flags are banned and German cops raided many offices of Kurdish and Turkish opposition
groups in the past years. In Munich cops even raided an apartment last year, because
somebody allegedly posted a Kurdish symbol on Facebook. The Turkish army doesn't only kill
YPG and YPJ fighters but also many civilians were massacred by Erdogan's lackeys in
uniform in the past week and the German government continues to support Erdogan's
murderous policies. Capitalism kills!
On Saturday there will be a huge demo in solidarity with Afrin in Cologne, Germany.
Activists are mobilizing across Germany and according to mainstream media the organizers
expect 20.000 people. City authorities in Cologne have forbidden organizers to hand out
free food and drinks to the protesters on Saturday. The organizers are now going to court
to fight this absurd ban.
Anarchists are calling (Warning Facebook Link) for an anti-authoritarian block at the
demonstration in Cologne. They call all anarchists, libertarian communists, feminists and
antifascists to join the block.
The starting gathering for the demo in solidarity with Afrin will start at January 27,
10:00am on Ebertplatz in Cologne, Germany.
On Wednesday January 31, 2018 there will be a Rojava info event in the autonomous center
in Wuppertal, Germany. Activists of the Kurdish movement that live in Wuppertal will speak
about the situation in Rojava. The info event will start at 08:00pm in the autonomous
center (AZ) in the Markomannenstraße 3 in Wuppertal. You will find more information
(German); here (Warning Facebook Link).
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