Kurdish artists in Paris protested the 23 December Paris shooting in front of the French Ministry of Culture on Thursday and commemorated the victims, including Kurdish musician Mîr Perper.
Kurdish communities continue their demonstrations after the Paris attack, demanding a comprehensive investigation from the French authorities.
After the protest held in front of the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday, Kurdish artists marched in front of the Ministry of Culture with a photo of the murdered musician Sirin Aydın, also known as Mîr Perwer.
Kurdish musicians left flowers in front of the ministry at the protest and attended the commemoration with their instruments.
The artists demanded a comprehensive investigation of attacks and state protection against Kurds in France and called for solidarity with the Kurdish people around the world.
Alongside Mîr Perwer, KCK Executive Council Member and a leading representative of the Kurdish women’s movement Evîn Goyî (Emine Kara), and long-time activist Abdurrahman Kızıl also lost their lives in the armed attack that took place last Friday.
The 69-year-old Frenchman, William M., who opened fire on a Kurdish cultural centre in Paris on 23 December, also wounded several others.
The gunman, later arrested by French authorities “was most likely recruited by the ‘Grey Wolves’ (Turkish ultra-nationalists) for their own purposes”, French-Kurdish organisation CDF-K said in a statement and called for a comprehensive investigation into the incident.