Duesseldorf: Kurd demonstration

Thousands of Kurds have held a demonstration in the western German city of Duesseldorf, protesting potential Turkish military involvement in northern Iraq, and calling for the release of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. Some of the protestors carried placards supporting Ocalan, the founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, who is serving a life prison sentence in Turkey. Hundreds of police officers were deployed in the city to prevent trouble. Police said there were a few small scuffles, and that a few demonstrators were detained.

Source: Deutsche Welle (English)

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