The European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) has called for participants to join in the actions to be held on 3 July, in several places across Europe, as part of the “Defend Kurdistan” demonstrations.
“All around the world there will be marches on the 3rd July with the slogan of “Defend Kurdistan” led by the Defend Kurdistan Initiative consisting of members of parliament, senates, unionists, journalists, academics, feminists, ecologists and representatives of non-governmental bodies,” said the KCDK-E’s written statement.
Noting that all efforts of Defend Kurdistan Initiative were being prevented by many governments, including the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) government and German government, the KCDK-E said, “We
call on the people of Kurdistan and their friends to join with a spirit of mobilisation on the global 3rd July marches organised by the Defend Kurdistan Initiative.”
The KCDK-E announced the times and locations of the demonstrations to be held on 3 July as follows:
Kurdish activists and community in the UK will meet at Trafalgar Square at 2pm.
There will be six demonstrations in Germany to be held in Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hannover and Hamburg.
Defend Kurdistan demonstration in Italy will take place in Rome at 5.30pm.
Kurdish activists in Belgium call to meet at the Gare Central in Brussels at 2.30pm as activists in Netherlands will organise a march in Amsterdam at 4 pm.
The action in Switzerland will take place in Basel at 2pm.
Demonstrations in Sweden will be organised in two cities, one in Goteborg at 1 pm and one in Malmö at 4pm.
The march in Norway will be held in Oslo at 2 pm.
Peace defenders in Finland will take to the streets in Helsinki and meet at Senaatintori at 5 pm.
The other 3-July marches outside of Europe will take place in Cyprus and Australia.
Kurdish activists in Australia will meet at Victoria State Library in Melbourne.
KCDK-E urges peace defenders in Cyprus to meet in Nicosia at 7pm.
The global ‘Defend Kurdistan’ demonstrations to be held in 4 July will take place in France, Canada and Denmark.
There will be demonstrations in Paris at 2pm, in Toronto at 7 pm and in Cophenhagen at 4pm.