Mesopotamia Beliefs Platform organised a protest in Cologne in protest against the continuing threats against Sinjar.
As tensions in Iraq’s Sinjar region soared after the attempt to remove Yazidi security forces following an agreement signed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iraq’s government, protests in Europe continue in support of the public resistance by the people of Sinjar.
As Yazidis living in Sinjar have been continuing their resistance to its 130th day outside the Asayish Security Forces Centre in Sinjar, Kurdish activists and their international friends in Germany organised a protest in Cologne.
Yazidi people have been subjected to genocidal attacks for hundreds of years. We call for a strong unity. We call for peace,” said Hafız Turhallı, the co-chair of the Kurdistan Islam Movement speaking at the protest.
“7 years ago, Yazidi society was targeted by a genocidal attack by the hands of ISIS. The brave heros of Kurdistan stopped this genocide,” said Merwan Sezek said speaking on behalf of the Coordination of the Yazidi Merwan Sezek. “Kurdistan is the cradle of many beliefs and religions. If there is an attack on one of these beliefs, all communities from all other beliefs should unite and stand against these attacks aiming at occupation and genocide.”