Following a sequel of long and massive marches taking place in Efrîn to demonstrate against the invasion attacks of the Turkish state, hundreds of citizens of the district of Bilbilê affiliated to the Efrin Canton carried out a march as well condemning Turkey’s bombardments of the Efrîn Canton and the Shehba region. The demonstrators stressed that the entire population of the Efrîn Canton will defy side by side all attacks and defend their lands unrelentingly.
Hundreds of Bilbilê’s citizens came together in a big rally, among whom were also members of the Rojava Asayîsh force, fighters of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ), Civil Defense Forces (HPC), representatives of the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM), members of the Kongra Star, members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and all existing civil organisations, meeting at the roundabout in the village of Zerê.
The marchers carried flags and symbols of the YPG and YPJ and the Asayîsh (police force) and pictures of the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and unfurled banners reading the inscriptions “We ask the International Forces to fulfil their task of humanity against the fascistic attacks”, “Fascist Turkey will never be able to provoke the peoples against each other and disturb the coexistent life in Rojava” and “The fascist putsch will not be able to break the will of our people in North Kurdistan”.
The demonstrators who were chanting non-stop slogans marched along the main streets of the district until they reached the stadium. The mass of people gathered there, where speeches were held following a minute of silence. Speaking on behalf of Kongra Star Rûbirîn Norheq and speaking on behalf of the TEV-DEM Remzî Derbo addressed the audience. In the speeches, the invasion attacks of the Turkish state and its gangs on Efrîn and the Shehba region were condemned and the International community was called upon to not remain silent in the face of those attacks and to fulfil their duty.
During the speeches it was also stated that Erdoğan and his army will never be able to invade Efrîn, the entire population of which has mobilized for an all-out defense.
Following the speeches the mass of demonstrators ended their rally with loud chants of slogans against the invading forces.