Protestors Fill North London Streets In Support Of Kurds Fighting IS

By Stuart Black Last edited 42 months ago
Protestors Fill North London Streets In Support Of Kurds Fighting IS

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of north London last night to raise awareness for the plight of the people living in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, which is currently under assault from Islamic State (IS) militants.

The protestors marched through Stoke Newington before staging a sit-in at the junction of Stamford Hill.

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While the protest was peaceful, the urgency of the situation in Kobane led to an outpouring of frustration aimed against Turkish President Recep Erdogan. A large banner was unfurled stating "Turkey stop supporting Isis" and other slogans were displayed attacking Erdogan and claiming that he has left the Kobane Kurds to fend for themselves.

The protest caused traffic congestion along the A10 in the area.

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The north London protest coincides with similar demonstrations that have taken place across Europe this week. There was also a peaceful gathering at Heathrow's Terminal 2 yesterday and on Monday, a protest at Oxford Street closed down the tube station for a short while.

Last Updated 08 October 2014