September 7, 2011
Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Thousands of citizens
took into streets in the Iraqi Kurdistan region
capital, Erbil, to protest against the Iranian and
Turkish bombardments of Kurdistan borders.
The protesters in the campaign dubbed ‘Public for
Home’ are chanting anti-bombardment slogans and
marching from Sami Abdul-Rahman Park to the office
of the United Nations in Ainkawa, Erbil.
This is not the first protest rally to the neighbors’
incursions against the villages at the base of
Qandil Mountain range.
Since mid July the neighbors are shelling and
bombing the ragged mountainous area where the rebels
of PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) and its ally PJAK
(Party of Free Life foe Kurdistan) are operating.
The attacks have so far cost the lives of 12 Kurdish
villagers and rendered thousands homeless. Thousands
acres of agricultural field have been burnet in the
The continuous attacks since 2006 have evacuated
tens of villages on border with Iran and Turkey.
Hemn Farid, an organizer for the protest campaign
today, told AKnews people from different walks of
employees, MPs, politicians and civil society
organizations are in the rally.
‘We will continue the protest if Iran and Turkey
keep on bombing the borders of Kurdistan,’ he added.
Thousands of citizens took into streets in the Iraqi
Kurdistan region capital, Erbil, to protest against
the Iranian and Turkish bombardments of Kurdistan
borders. Wednesday, September 7, 2011