Kurds will march from Angel Corner, Edmonton to Haringey on Sunday 28th Sept. 2014 from 1pm to condemn ISIS attacks on the city of Kobane, Northern Syria (Western Kurdistan) and ask for the support of the UK public and government
ISIS gangs have been attacking the city of Kobane since 15th September 2014. They have been beheading and kidnapping civilians in the villages they have laid siege to. Over 160,000 people have been displaced, most of them fleeing across the border to Turkey, where they are being attacked by Turkish soldiers, with one Kurdish civilian being killed by soldiers on the 26th and two being wounded.
Today is the 12th day of attacks on Kobane. ISIS is using heavy artillery, tanks, missiles and US military technology to bomb the city. Despite the brave resistance of Kurdish fighters, unfortunately they are being overpowered by the superior military capability of ISIS. To add to this the AKP government of Turkey are still turning a blind eye to ISIS and hoping to create a buffer-zone in Northern Syria. This will mean an illegal occupation of Kurdish controlled areas and will further intensify the human suffering.
Kurds across Europe and the world are protesting against an imminent genocide by ISIS, similar to that of the Yazidi Kurds in August. The lives of over 300,000 people is under threat in what will be another human tragedy.
We, as the Kurds of the UK will be engaged in democratic protests to condemn ISIS terror, Turkey’s policies and raise awareness and ask the UK public and government to recognise and support the Kurds of Rojava (Western Kurdistan) by providing weapons and humanitarian aid as well as diplomatic support.
We ask the international and UK media to continue bringing to attention the situation in Kobane, Kurdistan and the Middle East, and what is being done against ISIS in the UK.
Unite Against ISIS attacks in Kobane March
Date: 28th September, 2014
Place: Angel Corner, Edmonton, London (outside LIDL)
Kurdish Assembly UK
Contact for enquiries: 07506702697