Kurdish protests are planned around Britain this week as part of a major action by community groups in various European cities to highlight the plight of the northern Syrian enclave targeted by Turkish forces. Hundreds of pro-Kurdish supporters closed major train stations in London and Manchester and clashed with police at the airport in Dusseldorf, Germany on Sunday to protest against Ankara’s offensive in Afrin. More UK demonstrations are expected this week with the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign group calling for protests in London and Cardiff later today, and in Bristol on Wednesday. An estimated 200 pro-Kurdish demonstrators clashed with police and pro-Turkish supporters at Dusseldorf’s airport on Sunday and police reportedly used pepper spray on the crowd as “a number” of people were injured. One of the Dusseldorf protesters held up a banner reading "Afrin is becoming our Vietnam - We will defeat fascism". Afrin is under attack by Turkish military in what some Kurds consider ethnic cleansing. Tukey, however, accuses the YPG of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which Nato considers a terrorist group.
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