The Afrin (Efrin) Democratic Sport Union has made a statement on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of 12 March Serhildan (uprising) in Derik, northeast Syria.
On 12 March 2004 the Ba’ath regime carried out a massacre in Qamishli, northern Syria. This year, thousands of people, including opinion leaders in the region, gathered and marched in Freedom Square to commemorate the subsequent uprising in Derik.
Afterwards, people attended the cemetery and commemorated Welid Şahin and Hisen Gesen. Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party Political Committee member Şikri Hemo spoke on behalf of the Kurdish National Unity Parties.
Meanwhile, athletes and sports personalities gathered in the Ehdas district of Shahba and made a statement against attempts to create a dispute between Kurds and Arabs.