Shengal people marched to condemn betrayal in Xanesor
The people of Shengal marched to condemn the betrayal of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the anniversary of the Xanesor attack.
The people of Shengal marched to condemn the betrayal of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the anniversary of the Xanesor attack carrying photos of the martyrs of Xanesor were carried and slogans were chanted: "Down with betrayal, long live resistance". Mamoste Merwan Êzidî made a statement on behalf of the Şengal Martyrs' Families Institution.
The statement said: “We remember with respect all the martyrs of freedom, especially the martyrs of Xanesor, and the 73rd Massacre. The Yazidi community is one of the oldest communities living on Mesopotamia.
On 3 August, our people deceived by the peshmerga forces were massacred in front of the world. Our people organized themselves in every field and gained their own self-defense with the ideas and philosophy of Leader Ocalan."
The statement added that the peshmerga forces fled in Shengal on 3 March 2017 and betrayed the Yazidi.
Representatives of TAJÊ, PADÊ and Shengal Democratic Autonomy Council also made a statement at the rally.
Pakîze Celal, a member of TAJÊ, described the 3 March 2017 attack as "the betrayal of the KDP forces against the Yazidi people" and stated that 10 people were martyred in this attack. Celal maintained that they will never forget the betrayal and that they will establish a free Shengal.
After the speeches, 10 trees were planted by the mothers at the site of the attack to commemorate the 10 martyrs.