HUNDREDS were expected at the Turkish embassy in London last night for an emergency protest following violent attacks against Kurds by Turkish security forces outside its Washington embassy.
The demonstration was called by the British-based Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign following shocking scenes that appeared to show the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan violently attacking peaceful protesters.
About two dozen protesters had shown up outside the Turkish embassy in Washington on Tuesday, a few hours after Mr Erdogan met with US President Donald Trump at the White House.
The Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign claimed that men and women were repeatedly kicked while on the floor and said others were chased and attacked, fearing for their lives. Nine people were left hospitalised after the attacks.
A spokesman for the group said: “These attacks have shown that the war on the Kurds is not limited to Kurdistan.
“We are calling for an emergency demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in London to highlight global opposition to Erdogan’s regime. “From Washington to Kurdistan, stop violence against the Kurds.”