Kurdish Groups Organize Demonstration against Turkey’s Brutal Policies

(KNC)–Several Kurdish American organizations have organized a demonstration against Turkey’s oppressive and brutal policy toward Kurds. The demonstration will take place on Wednesday–April 5 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM in front of Turkish Consulate General of Los Angeles.

While Turkey is preparing to join the European Union–it continues to oppress and violate the rights of its Kurdish people.

Over the last week–15 people–three of them children–have been killed in the worst violence Turkey has seen in a decade. The violent protests erupted after the Turkish army killed fourteen Kurdish fighters on March 25 in Mush province of Northern Kurdistan.

Many people were also harshly beaten and arrested by the police during the Kurdish New year (Newroz) celebrations.

Despite pressure from the EU–the Turkish state persists in its aggressive behavior toward Kurds.

Kurdish groups have organized the Los Angeles demonstration to remind the world that the behavior of the Turkish state indicates it is not ready to be part of the democratic and free world. They also pledge their support to the Kurdish people in their peaceful struggle for freedom and democracy in Anatolia.

The protest organized by the Kurdish National Congress of North America–Kurdish Human Rights Watch–Kurdish Community Center in Southern California–and Kurdish American Culture Center will take place Wednesday–April 5 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM in front of Turkish Consulate General at 6300 Wilshire Blvd.–Los Angeles–CA 90048. For more information contact KNC at Knc@kurdishnationalcongress.org.

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