#Germany: Cops Ban Solidarity Demo For Kurdish Movement in #Mannheim

German police banned a demonstration against state terrorism in Turkey. Originally the demo was planned to take place on April 8th in Mannheim, Germany. Its not the first time German police banned a demonstration against Erdogan’s terror regime.

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The cops motivated their ban saying that the current political relations with Turkey are “difficult”. The cops also stated that there is a “danger” that people will commit “criminal offenses” during the demonstartion in Mannheim. In Germany its a criminal offense to show symbols of many Kurdish groups and movement. Two weeks ago it also became a criminal offense in Germany to show symbols of the YPG and YPJ movements. The YPG and YPJ are fighting Daesh (ISIS) in the civil war in Syria.

Since 2 weeks its even forbidden to show flags with pictures of PKK leader Öcalan in Germany, who is still imprisoned in Turkey. People who show these Kurdish symbols in Germany can be charged with §129b, supporting a “terrorist” organisation.

According to the cops another motivation for the ban of the demonstration in Mannheim is that they are not able to protect the demonstration from attacks by Erdogan supporters. Remember these are the same cops who often protect nazi demonstrations in Germany with hundreds of riot cops (sometimes even thousands).

The organisers of the demonstration wrote on a statement at Linksunten that they won’t let themselves criminalize and will continue to take their resistance against the terror state Turkey to the streets.

A new gathering is announced to take place on April 8th in Heidelberg, Germany. The gathering starts at 14:00 (02:00pm) at the Anatomieplatz, Haupstrasse

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