Solidarity for HDP Kurdish mayors from Sydney

August 23, 2019

The Kurdish community in Sydney held a protest on August 21 outside NSW Parliament, against the recent removal of elected Kurdish mayors in Turkey.

These mayors were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) which won the third highest vote in the March 31 local elections in Turkey.

More than 450 Kurdish activists were also recently detained in what has become a major clampdown on Kurdish communities.

NSW Greens MPs Jamie Parker and David Shoebridge and Peter Boyle from the Socialist Alliance expressed solidarity with the Kurdish mayors.

Video footage by Peter Boyle and Ismet Tashtan for Green Left Weekly.