The Hague, Netherlands – On Monday, dozens of Kurds stormed the national parliament building in The Hague in a protest against Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) fighters who are attacking the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria.
Riot squads and hundreds of officers were deployed and helicopters were flying overhead, one of the protesters reported.
According to the same source, around 100 protesters entered the main hall of the Dutch parliament’s building and raised banners one of which read “Stop Kobane”.
“The situation in Kobane is getting out of control. IS has stormed the city and a lot of civilians are being killed. We want the West to do more to stop the situation in Syria,” said the protester, under the condition of anonymity.
Extremists of the Islamic State advanced into the outskirts of the Syrian border city of Kobane on Monday, after three weeks of clashes with the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG).
The Kurdish forces withdrew from most of the city’s neighbourhoods amid the advance of the IS militants, a YPG military source told ARA News.
Meanwhile, dozens of YPG fighters remained trapped in their positions in the city of Kobane, a YPG-linked source said.
Source: ARA News, agencies
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