Sydney solidarity with Kurdish struggle (PHOTO STORY)

Snap protest was held on September 29 and October 7 in Sydney by members of the progressive Kurdish community. It was called in response to news that ISIS killers had entered the besieged town of Kobane, which is part of the Rojava Kurdish liberated zone in northern Syria. On Friday morning (October 10) members of the community will a protest fast in Sydney Town Hall Square from 9am.

A flyer by the Kurdish Association distributed by the Kurdish protesters/hunger strikers in Sydney says:

"Air strikes against ISIS are not working. ISIS fighters have pushed to the edge of Kobani and evaded Western strikes.

"Air strikes by the US and partner nations have failed to halt the advance of IS who have bedieged the town from three sides and pounded it with heavy artillery.

"We, the Kurds in Sydney, are calling on the Australian government, Australian community and international community to help us defend Kobani.

"We want the Australian government to force Turkey to allow the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to receive arms from outside Syria.

"On a day that should have been one of the happiest on the Muslim calendar, the festival of Eid al-Adha, hundreds of Kurdish refugees spent the morning at the border with Syria, watching helplessly as shells rained down on a city many once called home.

"Street-to-street fighting is underway as Kurdish fighters desperately tried to hold the Islamic State militants at bay, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human rights (SOHR).

"Don't let the Kurdish please for help go unanswered. Help support us to be the voice of the people of Kobani.

"Show your support by telling the Australian and international community that enough is enough, stop the Kurdish genocide in Kobani.

"For further information email: KurdishAssociation@bigpond.com

See also:
Socialists urge solidarity with Rojava, Kurdish struggle
Rojava under threat, Turkey must end ISIS support -- statement by People's Democratic Party

Photos below are via Peter Boyle.



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