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Stockholm hosts rally against Syrian regime

Published: 10 Oct 2011 08:19 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Oct 2011 08:19 GMT+02:00

Some demonstrators brought posters of Meshaal Tamo, a Syrian Kurdish opposition figure killed Friday as the Damascus regime continued its relentless crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

A Swedish police officer, questioned by AFP, said roughly 200 people attended the rally.

"We are here to support the opposition to the Syrian regime," said Lalesh Hajo, a Syrian Kurd who has lived in Sweden for 15 years and who brought his baby to the demonstration in a stroller.

"We are battling against a dictator ... our struggle is just," another activist said.

The United Nations estimates that more than 2,900 people have died protesting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since March 15th.

Police in several European cities detained protestors over the weekend after they stormed Syrian diplomatic missions, including the country's embassies in Berlin and Vienna as well as its UN mission compound in Geneva.

Those protests, which largely involved Syrian Kurds, were also believed to be linked to Tamo's death.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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10:02 October 10, 2011 by occassional
No oil or contracts...no intervention.
10:20 October 10, 2011 by OUIJA
Next scheduled rallies:

Against communism in Russia

Against USA helping other countries

Against Swedish subsidies to corrupted regimes

Against everything.

We are now in a country were protesting for whatever you might think of is valid.
20:05 October 11, 2011 by motti
@occassional

You are very wrong. If you check your map of Iraq, you will see the city of Mosul. This is the centre of the Kurdish people, who have battled for their independence from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Tukeye. Mosul is the epi centre for oil production in Iraq.

If any people deserve their own homeland today,. it is the Kurdish population. Although Moslem, they are not Arab and they should receive help in focusing on a totally independent nation
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