Home / News / Kurds in Holland protest Turkish chemical attacks
Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on February 18, 2021 after calls on social media to gather outside the Turkish embassy to protest Turkey's vows to invade the northwestern enclave of Sinjar. - The latest calls came amid rising tensions in north Iraq, where neighbouring Turkey has been waging a fierce land and air assault against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)to oust its rebels from the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. The Iraqi Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shiite paramilitary group recently said if Turkey expanded its military operations into the strategic northwestern enclave of Sinjar, it would fight back, ostensibly to defend Iraqi sovereignty. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

Kurds in Holland protest Turkish chemical attacks

Dutch police arrested 50 people on Friday after Kurdish demonstrators alleging that Turkey is using chemical weapons in northern Iraq broke into the headquarters of the global toxic arms watchdog.

Protesters got past security to enter the grounds of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague and staged a noisy rally outside the building’s front doors, AFP journalists saw.

Police dragged the demonstrators off one by one, put them on the ground and handcuffed them, before bundling them into waiting vans.

At least a dozen police vehicles sealed off the road outside the OPCW, which is opposite Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s official residence.

Several ambulances and a medical helicopter were also at the scene.

“At around noon, a large group of protesters stormed a building … We have arrested these protesters. Several police units are present at the building,” police said on Twitter.

“The approximately 50 arrested demonstrators who were on the site have been transferred to a police location.”
Turkey denies using chemical weapons in its conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Source: Arab News

Check Also

‘Station Eleven’: Mackenzie Davis Showing the Theatrical Way to a Vaccine Free Future – PART II

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD The Person is the Politics Well, that’s enough of that. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *