Thousands in Al Jazeera region rise up for Afrin

Under the slogan "We will raise the spirit of resistance, free Afrin, Seri Kanieh and Gire Spi", many cities in Al Jazeera  region witnessed mass demonstrations coincided with the second anniversary of the attack on Afrin canton.

 Today marks the second anniversary of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries attacks on Afrin canton. Qamshlo, Girke Lege, Jiel Agha, Direk, Tel Kocer, Tel Barak, al-Derbasiya and Al-Shaddadi in Hasakeh canton, have witnessed mass demonstrations and sit-ins.

 QAMISHLO

Crowds of people gathered in Osman Sabri roundabout in Hilaliya neighborhood, east of Qamshlo. They  carried olive branches, pictures of the victims of the Turkish aggression on Afrin, banners  "Where is the conscience of the humanity", "No to war against childhood", "In the spirit of resistance of Shingal, we will liberateAfrin, Gire Spi and Seri Kania", and " The Turkish occupation is the occupation of looting and theft."

The crowd proceeded from Osman Sabri roundabout towards the Martyr Robar roundabout next to Mohammed Shekho's Center for Culture and Art, chanting "In the spirit of resistance we will free Afrin", and "Resistance is life, death to the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries".

Community Protection Forces and internal security forces have provided the necessary protection for the demonstrators.

When the demonstrators arrived at Martyr Robar roundabout, the administrator in Kongra Star, Shamsi Khan Klo, spoke: "We gathered here today to pay tribute to our children on the front lines of the fighting, the families of the martyrs, and the leader, Ocalan."

Shamsi Khan Klo explained that the attacks of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries, and its massacres against the people of Afrin, Gire Spi and Seri Kania will not break their will, and that the people of northern and eastern Syria continue to struggle and resist.

 Shamsi Khan indicated that they would make every olive branch a bomb at the heart of the Turkish occupation, and that the resistance of the Afrin people continued, and noted that the people of the region were determined to defeat the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries and expel them from the entire territory it had occupied.

 "The Turkish occupation has displaced thousands of our children, and hundreds of people have lost their limbs, where are you from these crimes that are committed by the occupation against us?" Shamsi Khan addressed the international organizations and human rights organizations.

Tel Hamis

Hundreds of  Tel Hamis  residents  and members of civil institutions and councils marched on the second anniversary of the Turkish occupation attacks on Afrin province, demanding  removal of the Turkish occupier.

The demonstration started in front of Tel Hamis district council, during which the demonstrators carried banners reading, "In the spirit of resisting the martyrs of Shingal, we will liberate Afrin, Seri Kania and Gire Spi"  "We will raise the spirit of resistance and liberate Afrin, Seri Kanieh and Gire Spi."The demonstrators also carried pictures of children killed by the Turkish occupation army.

The demonstrators also carried SDF flags, Syrian Revolutionary Youth Movement flags and Kongra Star, pictures of the leader, Abdullah Ocalan and olive branches.

The demonstrators marched down the main street and stopped in front of martyrs' square in the center of Tel Hamis district, where they stood a silence minute, after which several speeches were  given, the speech of Kongra Star was delivered by the administrator, Josa Al Hassoud, and  speech of the families of the martyrs delivered by the Co-Head, Ahmed Al-Abawi.

The words condemned the Turkish attacks on northern and eastern Syria. She stressed on the need to increase the pace of the struggle against the Turkish occupier.

 She stressed that their stand today is a stand of steadfastness, stability and victory, and that Turkey now plans to change the demography of the areas that it had occupied...

Amuda

In the same context, hundreds of Amuda district residents went out, in a demonstration that started from the roundabout of martyr Jihad in the center of the district. The  participants carried pictures of the victims of the attacks of the Turkish occupation on Afrin canton, olive branches, and banners reading "Support the children of Afrin", "No to the Turkish occupation", and "Turkey is a state" Occupation and exterminating societies."

Participants in the demonstration, which addressed the youth center in the western district of Amuda, chanted, "Turkey is a colonial state", "No to killing children", "Protect the olive branches", slogans "Resistance is life", and "We have no choice but to resist".

 After that, the  demonstrators stopped in front of the Youth Centre in Amuda district, Co-Head of the  Interior Authority in Al Jazeera canton, Kanaan Barakat, delivered a speech , he noted in that Afrin people had valiantly resisted the Turkish occupation and defended their land, and that the resistance that had been shown in 58 days had stunned the whole world.

 "We have pledged our people to protect our regions and remain committed to the covenant, we will continue to defend and we will not back down until the liberation of Afrin, Seri Kania and Gire Spi," Barakat said.

Barakat pointed out that the people of the region, Autonomous Administration, internal security forces and SDF will not accept the presence of the Turkish occupation in the northern and eastern regions of Syria. He said: "The Turkish state is the state of occupation  and we have to pay attention to its policies of occupation in the region, because its policies are based on  extermination and inspiration the components of the region, and  replacement of the components of the region with the families of the mercenaries." ...  

 Tirbespia

All components of Tirbespia people condemned the Turkish occupation attacks on Afrin canton on January 20, 2018, during a demonstration launched in front of Kongra Star , during which they called on the international community to end the Turkish occupation on the Syrian territory.

The demonstrators carried banners reading "We will raise the spirit of resistance, liberate Afrin, Seri Kanie and Gire Spi", and "The Turkish occupation is an occupation of looting and theft." YPG flags, SDF and olive branches.

The demonstrators stopped in the central market, and the administrator at the Kongra Star, Asia Cuma'ah  delivered a speech and pointed out that the main goal of the Turkish state is to hit the democratic project of the components of the region.

Tel Barak

The demonstrators marched from the southern entrance to the area carrying banners reading "In the spirit of resisting martyrs of Shingal, we will liberate Afrin, Seri Kani and Gire Spi", "We will raise the spirit of resistance and liberate Afrin, Seri Kanieh and Gire Spi", as the demonstrators raised the flags of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Kongra Star , and pictures of Commander Abdullah Ocalan.

The demonstrators marched through the main street of the district and after a minute of silence, a speech was delivered by the Co-Head of Tel Barak District ,Mohammed Ali, and the speech of the Democratic Union Party was delivered by Soria Al-Fayyad.

 "We will break the silence of the humanitarian organizations and countries in the face of the Turkish occupation and the daily violations against the people  of the region and call on them to do their part to end the occupation and ensure the return of the indigenous people in the region," Ali said.

 "Afrin and Gire Spi are being violated by the Turkish occupation army, and these areas are subjected to systematic demographic change as the occupation has settled the families of the mercenary groups in place of their original inhabitants,"  Afrin and Gire Spi a member of the Democratic Union Party( PYD).

 The demonstration ended with chanting slogans that greeted the resistance of the people of Afrin and demanded shame for Erdogan and mercenaries...

Girke Lege

Hundreds residents of Girke Lege and Jil Agha condemned the day when, the  Turkish occupation army launched attacks on Afrin province.

The demonstration started from the martyr's square, Khabat Dirk in Girke Lege district, and roamed the main street, the demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing the Turkish occupation and carried banners that read, "We will raise the spirit of resistance and liberate Afrin, Seri Kani, Tal Abyad, and in the spirit of resistance of Shingal, we will liberate Afrin, Seri Kania and Tal Abyad."

The demonstrators stopped in the city cetre. The Co-Head  of the  Girke Lege Council, Mohammad Jamil, condemned the Turkish occupation of Afrin canton  " Afrin was the safest area in Syria and the people of other areas resorted to it to escape the war, and the Turkish occupation launched attacks on Afrin to hit the project of the democratic nation and eliminate the victories of the Kurdish people, but in the spirit of resistance we will liberate our occupied territories."

The demonstration ended with slogans denouncing the Turkish occupation of Afrin.

Tel Kocer

 Hundreds of Tel Kocar  residents condemned the Turkish invasion and occupation of Afrin province during a protest.

Direk

On the second anniversary ofthe attack on Afrin by the Turkish fascism and its mercenaries, thousands people from Direk area took part in a mass demonstration, coinciding with the second anniversary of the offensive against Afrin canton by Turkish fascism and its mercenaries, and to denounce the Turkish bombardment of Shingal.

Thousands of Dirk residents, Council of the Martyrs Families , members of civil society organizations and political parties gathered in Azadi Square to denounce the practices of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries and to change the demographics of the region.

The demonstrators carried banners reading "The components of the Syrian people do not accept the Ottoman occupation,"" we will raise the spirit of resistance and free Afrin, Seri Kania and Gire Spi.

Pictures of the massacres committed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in Afrin, Seri Kania and Gire Spi, and pictures of the martyrs of the Age Resistance and pictures of martyrs Turkish shelling of Shingal.

The demonstrators took to the streets of Dirk, amid slogans denouncing the practices of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in changing the demographics of the regions, and the demonstrators also chanted slogans "Erdogan's killer, long lived for the  brotherhood of the peoples, we are with you until victory."

The demonstrators marched towards the Church of Mart Shamuni, and the demonstration turned into a mass gathering, and after a minute of silence, the Co-Head of the council of Direk District, Sahib Osman  spoke and  condemned the Turkish shelling of the Shingal area, in which four fighters of the Shingal Resistance Units were martyred, and in the person of these martyrs all the martyrs of the Shingal resistance units were martyred.

Osman addressed the practices of the Turkish occupation and said: "Afrin canton has been a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians who have been displaced from their areas as a result of the bloody war in Syria...

AL HASAKA

 Hundreds of AL Hasakeh  city residents marched from all sides on the second anniversary of the start of the Turkish occupation of Afrin canton. Under the slogan "We will raise the spirit of resistance and liberate Afrin, Seri Kania and Gire Spi" the Administration of Hasakeh district in coordination with Kongra Star organized a mass demonstration condemning and denouncing the Turkish occupation Afrin city.

The demonstrators carried banners reading "Women rise up for Afrin", carrying pictures of the children of  Tel Rifaat massacre, as well as raising olive branches that symbolize peace.

The demonstration started in front of the medical clinic in Tel Juhr area and headed towards Martyr Akri, Square, chanting slogans calling for the fall of the Turkish fascist state.

The demonstration took place several streets and when arrived at Martyr Akri Square, the demonstrators stood for a minute of silence and then a speech was delivered by the administrator at Kongra Star in the city of Hasakeh, Mona Yusuf , "We live in these days the second anniversary of the occupation of the Turkish State of Afrin, after the fascist Erdogan began his campaign called " Olive Branch" on the city, so as to achieve his ambitions and colonial plans in the region and strike the project of the democratic nation, and to thwart the identity of the  free women."  

Mona Yousif added: "Erdogan's brutal operation was a violation and forced displacement against Afrini people and the people of northern and eastern Syria, and the Turkish occupation killed, looted, stole and destroyed many monuments and committed massacres against the  innocent children, including the Massacre of Tel Rifaat, which killed more than 8 children."

The demonstration ended with slogans hailing the resistance of the people demanding an end to the Turkish occupation of the Syrian territory.

 Many areas also witnessed demos against the Turkish invasion of Afrin

A.J

ANHA


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