Dozens of Kurds living in Britain pelted the cars of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani with eggs in London on Wednesday.
Barzani arrived in London on Monday to meet Britain’s top officials after having spent just one day in Erbil after his visit to the Turkish capital Ankara where he met with President Erdoğan.
Dozens of Kurds protested outside Chatham House where the Kurdish premier was to attend to make a speech, brandishing their shoes as a form of protest and throwing eggs at the cars used by Masrour Barzani and his entourage.
There was widespread protest against of Prime Minister Barzani for not having made any statements regarding the military offensive Turkish forces launched in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Sunday night.
Masrour Barzani and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have been widely criticised by many for playing a supporting role in Turkey’s offensives in Iraqi Kurdistan in the past and again today.
The protesters in London also blamed Masrour Barzani for facilitating the Turkish invasion in the region, and threw eggs at his car.
The group held up a large banner saying, ‘most Kurdish people do not agree that Barzani should be a leader of Kurdistan regional government, because he is a thief and corrupt, and only works for the benefit of his family.’
Police were deployed to the area and detained one activist during the demonstration.