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Photo: Peter Boyle

Separate, but concurrent Long Marches also took place in other countries, including Greece and Italy.

The internationalist contingent included 120 people (mostly youth) from Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Catalonia, Euskadi, Aragon, Asturia, the Canary Islands, Italy, Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. It was warmly welcomed in Strasbourg. The biggest proportion came from Catalonia and other parts of the Spanish state.

Its composition reflected the strong attention and solidarity that the Rojava Revolution in Syria is attracting among anti-capitalist youth in Europe, and in particular, in insurgent Catalonia.