Kurdistan // Day X has come. The Turkish invasion has begun~ 3 min

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By Guilhotina.info

Donald Trump and the White House have announced the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Erdogan to launch a new wave of attacks on Rojava and all that its revolution represents.

Thousands take to the streets in global day of action

The Riseup4Rojava international campaign and the Rojava Internationalist Commune called for a worldwide mobilization against the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. A wave of solidarity began. Several localities, all around the world, took to the streets in response to Rojava’s call.

In recent days, several mobilizations and actions have taken place in a global action against the Turkish occupation, the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in northeastern Syria and the destruction of the Rojava Revolution.

In Portugal

In Coimbra, according to information shared by the Coimbra Feminist Assembly, various organizations such as Coimbra Solidarity with the Kurdish People, Solidarity Committee Among Peoples – Portugal, RELL-Coimbra, Coimbra Student Solidarity Assembly, Ninho da Matulónia Republic, Prá Kys Tão Republic, Rosa Luxemburg Republic, Coimbra Feminist Assembly and Bernardina Neves – Coimbra Libertarian Study Group gathered yesterday at May 8 Square against the latest Turkish attacks on the Kurdish people. Pamphlets were distributed with the statement issued by the Kurdish people and there was an open microphone session appealing to Rojava’s resistance and defense.

In the words of Gea, one of the women present:

It is a dirty war against a life project, Democratic Confederalism, which has its basis in ecology, democracy and the liberation of women.

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Image via the Feminist Assembly of Coimbra
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Image via the Feminist Assembly of Coimbra

In Lisbon, Kurds living in the city joined the Kurdistan People’s Solidarity Platform, the Lisbon “Make Rojava Green Again” Association, the Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) and the International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS) in a gathering that filled Luís de Camões Square with chants of resistance, but also with Kurdish music and dance.

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In Lisbon, another action has also been scheduled next to the Portuguese Parliament on Wednesday, the 16th.

In Porto, there was a Solidarity Gathering with Rojava!, at the Cordoaria Coreto, at Prof. Abel Salazar Square.

All over the world

In Madrid, several hundred people gathered yesterday in the Tirso de Molina Square.

A new gathering will take place on the 16th, next Wednesday, in front of the Turkish Embassy.

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In the Canary Islands, the Canarias con Kurdistan group and the Canarian Decolonial Feminist Camp of the island of Tenerife show their support.

Desde Canarias mandamos nuestra fuerza y apoyo a nuestras compañeras kurdas que resisten el ataque fascista del estado turco.#WomenDefendRojava #riseup4rojava #StopErdogan #Canariasconkurdistan pic.twitter.com/OJMP6y4EfC
— CanariasconKurdistan (@canariascon) October 12, 2019

Desde el Campamento Feminista Decolonial de Canarias en la isla de Tenerife brindan su apoyo a la resistencia de Rojava. Jin Jiyan Azadî #WomenriseupforRojava
— CanariasconKurdistan (@canariascon) October 13, 2019

In Vigo, a gathering organized by the Baran Galicia Solidarity Platform.

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In Sweden, over 10 000 marched to Parliament.

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In Torino, Italy.

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In Bologna, Italy.

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In Paris, France, more than 20 000 people protested against the Turkish invasion.

In Cologne, Germany, more than 10 000 took to the streets.

England and Austria also joined the protest against the massacre that Turkey launched last Thursday.

The largest demonstrations to date have taken place in Iran and eastern Kurdistan. Tens of thousands of people mobilized in various cities such as Kirmaşan, Mahabad, Shino, Urmia, Bane, Ilam, Pave, Bawecani Saddles, Ciwanro, Saqiz, Kotol, Divandere, Shabad and Ivan.

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