Protesters turned out in Oxford city centre again to rally against the Turkish government’s attack on Syrian people in the North West region of Afrin.
Dozens of the Oxford Emergency Committee were at Oxford’s Martyrs’ Memorial at St Giles on Sunday to hold a protest vigil from midday.
The group is calling for measures to be implemented by the international community, including an immediate ceasefire for all of Syria.
It is also calling on the British Government to do more to help the people in the region who they say have been subjected to repeated shelling and bombing.
Committee member Rojeen Qaqu said the vigil was orchestrated “to draw people’s attention to the tragedy taking place in Afrin and to prevent a potential genocide with the help of the international communities”.
She added: “We all gathered together to call on our British government to condemn Turkey’s attack and ask ‘why they have allowed him [Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President] to cross the Syrian border?’
“The protesters’ message to the public and to the British government was to stand for humanity and in solidarity with Afrin.”
Sunday’s event is the third Oxford Emergency Committee event since the Kurdish and Syrian community living in the city formed the group in January.