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Yazidi protests were also held in Hanover, Detmold and Essen, with future events planned for Dortmund, Frankfurt and Göttingen.
Yazidis rally in Germany against ‘IS’
Thousands of people from Germany’s Yazidi Iraqi population have taken part in a protest against the rampage of the “Islamic State” terror group in northern Iraq. Many of their compatriots have been forced to flee.
Several thousand people marched in the major demonstration organized by Germany’s Yazidi community in the town of Bielefeld on Saturday afternoon.
About 5,000 participants walked through the town center waving Kurdish flags and holding placards bearing messages such as “This is not a war but a genocide” and “Stop IS,” referring to the terror group that calls itself the “Islamic State.”
DW reporter Marcus Lütticke was at the scene:
There are an estimated 60,000 Yazidis living in Germany. At the Bielefeld event, community representatives held speeches, mainly in Kurdish, denouncing IS’s campaign of terror, which hasdisplaced thousands of their countrymen in Iraq’s north.
A police spokeswoman said the rally had been largely peaceful. More people were expected to attend later in the day. Organizers had hoped for a turnout of at least 10,000.
Several rallies have been held in Germany over the past week. A Yazidi rally held on Wednesday in the German town of Herford, just a few kilometers from Bielefeld, turned violent.
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