Auckland Kurds march against IS massacres

  • Breaking
  • 25/10/2014

The Kurdish community took to Auckland streets today to protest against massacres carried out by IS militants.

More than 130 people joined the peaceful march, which aimed to recognise what the protesters say is genocidal attacks in Singal against Kurdish Yezidis and Christians, carried out by the Islamic State.

The local Kurdish community is asking for New Zealand and international support to prevent more massacres.

The march went from Britomart to Aotea Square.

Dozens of people had also gathered in a separate march this afternoon in Aotea Square to voice their opposition to New Zealand troops being sent to fight the ISIS militants.

John Minto from Global Peace and Justice fronted the meeting, calling on the Government to provide food, shelter and medicine to non-aligned, non-government organisations. These protestors say the Government is heading down the wrong road.

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