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FRIENDS of a British woman killed by Turkish forces in March while she was fighting alongside the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) occupied the roof of an Airbus factory in Bristol yesterday.
They were protesting at the company’s ongoing sale of military hardware to the Turkish army while the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was at Downing Street meeting Prime Minister Theresa May.
Anna Campbell, who was from Bristol, was killed by a Turkish air strike while trying to protect civilians fleeing Mr Erdogan’s invasion of Afrin in northern Syria.
The protesters rotated three large banner portraits of women who have been killed fighting with the YPJ.
One of the occupiers, who gave her name as Liz, said: “The Bristol arms industry wants to pretend that the people it kills don’t have stories.
“So we have brought them the face of our friend, and the heroes who inspired her. The women of the YPJ have been critical in liberating the world from Isis, and have been repaid with betrayal.
“We are here to shout their names from the rooftops. Anna Campbell, Sara Merdin, Serhildan, Arin Mirkan, Barin Kobane, we honour you and we miss you.”
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