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|Demonstrations Against Turkish Invasion of Iraq on Friday, February 29th in SF!|
|Date||Friday February 29|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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Friday, February 29th at 12:00PM at the following location:
San Francisco, CA
City Hall steps
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Kurdish-American Communities Demonstrate Against Turkey’s Aggression
This week, several Kurdish-American communities and supporters across the United States are expected to demonstrate again in several cities in response to the recent invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan by the Turkish military. Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations during the same week in order to express a unified opposition to months of bombings by the Turkish military and the recent invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kurdish communities have organized protests in several cities including Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, and Washington DC. The demonstration in San Francisco, CA is expected to take place on February 29th, 2008 on the steps of City Hall.
Demonstrations are focused around the recent military aggression by Turkey against the Iraqi Kurdistan region. Since December, the Turkish military has engaged in extensive aerial attacks against the region, which have resulted in the destruction of villages, bridges and other infrastructure, and the killing and wounding of countless civilians under the pretext of fighting Kurdish rebels. The Kurdish-American communities are demanding an end to the United States’ support for the Turkish military and are requesting the U.S. government to issue a clear condemnation of the military incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan, which is a threat to the stability and peace of the region.
The demonstrations will highlight the importance of belief that a political and peaceful solution is the only viable solution to the conflict, and that the peace offerings and Kurdish rebel ceasefires negotiated and supported by members of the Iraqi government should be recognized as important developments to the progression of peace in the region.
Representatives in each of the cities are urging members of Kurdish and non-Kurdish communities in America to show their support for peace and join the demonstrations.