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"Last year it felt like a funeral. This year it feels like a resistance."

Those words--from one of the many hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets on January 20 as part of the massive Women's Marches marking the shameful anniversary of US President Donald Trump's first year in office--summed up the political mood.

In two words: Pissed off.

Over 100 people took part in an emergency demonstration in Sydney on January 21 to protest the Turkish government's military assault on Afrin in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (previously known as Rojava).

This video profiles one of the speeches at that rally by Socialist Alliance member Peter Boyle

After receiving approval from Russia, the Turkish state has launched an air strike with 69 jets, bombing the Afrin centre and Cindirêsê, Reco, Shera, Shêrawa and Mabeta districts in northern Syria, ANF News reported on January 20.

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