Demo in Erfurt: Rojava is our common revolution
The first rally for World Kobanê Day in Germany took place in Erfurt where activists demanded the unconditional withdrawal of the Turkish army and its Islamist forces from northern Syria.
A rally was held in front of Erfurt's main train station in the run-up to World Kobanê Day on November 1. The event was opened with a minute's silence in memory of all those who died in the liberation struggle. The participants carried flags of the Rojava defense forces YPJ and YPG and the yellow-red-green flags of the "Movement for a Democratic Society" (TEV-DEM).
A speech made here underlined that: "The revolution of Rojava is our common revolution and its defense is our common responsibility.”
The activists pointed out the acute danger of a renewed invasion by the Turkish state in Northern Syria and demanded the unconditional withdrawal of the Turkish army and its Islamist forces from Northern Syria.
World Kobanê Day was first proclaimed on November 1, 2014, when the city was successfully defended against the IS at great sacrifice. This year, a global week of action begins on November 1 under the motto "From Kobanê to the World: Rise up against Fascism!”