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Kurds in Lebanon march against Turkey

BEIRUT – Hundreds of Kurds living in Lebanon have gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Lebanon to protest Turkey's ongoing military operation in northern Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region.

 

Protesters carrying Kurdish flags chanted slogans on Friday denouncing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including: "Down with Erdogan!"

 

Lebanese policemen deployed around the embassy and erected barbed-wire barriers to prevent protesters from approaching.

 

"All the Kurds here in Lebanon are supporting Afrin and saying long live the resistance of Afrin," said protester Hanan Osman.

 


First published: 01.26.18, 18:24