While a large crowd attended a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, in protest against Turkey’s latest incursion into Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), the German police intervened to attack the protestors with tear gas, and to force them to disperse.
The demonstration began with a march, with protestors carrying banners that read, ‘Stop the chemical attacks in Kurdistan’, ‘Defend Kurdistan’, and ‘No German tanks for Erdoğan’s wars’.
After the marching crowd reached the demonstration area, and after addresses were made, a large police force came forth to intervene.
Medya Haber TV reported that the reason for the police intervention was ‘banned flags’ that were carried by the denonstrators.
Civaka Azad, a Kurdish public relations centre in germany, tweeted:
“The Berlin police couldn’t help themselves again! At the end of the demonstration, the police forces arrested and attacked the participants. Verbal provocations by Turkish-speaking police officers were noticeable.”