Demonstrators in Hanover, Germany, began a two-week vigil calling for the autonomy of Sinjar to be recognised.
The action began in Steintor Square in Hanover on 16 January and will continue between the hours of 13:00 and 15:00 every day until 30 January.
Cercûr Cemil, on behalf of Yazidi Coordination (Civaka Koordînasyona Êzîdîyên), the European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress KCKD-E co-chair Yüksel Koç, Kon-Med co-chair Tahir Koçer, Pêşîmam Ekrem on behalf of Yazidis, Besê û Amara on behalf of Yazidi Women’s Assembly, Demir Çelik on behalf of the Federation of Democratical Alevi people, Rêwî Rêdûr on behalf of the Navenda Çanda Ezidi-NÇE and Hannover Peoples’ Assembly co-chair Yaser Merkev spoke at the vigil.
Referring to the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) attitude during the 2014 ISIS attack, as well as the 9 October Sinjar agreement, protestors argued that the KDP fulfils the demands of Turkey.
Protesters called for the Sinjar Democratic Autonomous statute to be recognised and preserved by international laws, as well as for the removal of Sinjar’s invaders.